David Allyn

   
David Allyn, photo by Scott Lapham.

David Allyn, photo by Scott Lapham.

Performance art was the catalyst for David Allyn’s career as a ceramic artist. His gigs as “Uncle Thirsty” led him to make ceramic cups, which he says led to a “more grounded” approach to his craft. Using photo decals and silkscreen printing on porcelain, Allyn creates one-of-a-kind handmade porcelain objects, filled with color and imagery. His work often reflects popular culture, and a recent series has focused on Providence buildings. Allyn is the founder of the Steel Yard’s ceramics department, where he has taught classes for over a decade. Originally from the Midwest, Allyn graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, before earning an MFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has a full-time studio practice at the Nicholson File Building in Providence, and curates exhibits in his gallery at Monnohasset Mill, Thirsty’s Gallery #104.

Source: NetWorks 2015-2016 Catalogue

Municipal Maintenance Building Platter, 2015 Porcelain with screen print, d. 18 13/16 in.

Municipal Maintenance Building Platter, 2015
Porcelain with screen print, d. 18 13/16 in.

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Video: Richard Goulis
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

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- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

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