THE JOHN GLICK WORK-STUDY SCHOLARSHIP
In fifty years as a studio artist at Plum Tree Pottery in Farmington Hills, Michigan, John welcomed more than thirty-three artists-in-residence.
To honor this legacy of commitment a John Glick work-study scholarship in ceramics is being established at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.
With your help, we can create an endowment in John’s name that will fund one student a year in perpetuity. Please read the full endowment letter here...
JOHN P. GLICK: 1938-2017
April 6, 2017: We sadly announce that Plum Tree Pottery founder, internationally known ceramic artist, mentor to many young potters and inspiration to hundreds of others, has passed away.
A CELEBRATION OF JOHN’S LIFE WILL TAKE PLACE AT 1:00 PM ON MAY 13
AT MT. DIABLO UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
55 ECKLEY LANE, WALNUT CREEK CA 94596
AND IN MICHIGAN AT 12:30 ON JUNE 10
AT BIRMINGHAM UNITARIAN CHURCH
38651 WOODWARD AVE,.BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48304
LIMITED PARKING. PLEASE CAR-POOL IF POSSIBLE
JOHN GLICK: A Legacy in Clay. (preview online catalogue)
The John Glick Ceramics Retrospective
June 18,2016-March 12,2017
Cranbrook Art Museum
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Dear Friends and clients,
The exhibition at Cranbrook continues until March of 2017.
October 14 2017: Our move from Plum Tree Pottery is final and we are on our way to California.
Please visit Shaller Gallery in Benton Harbor, MI where the remaining works may be available.
As always, you can reach me at : johnglick at johnglick.com
As for the fresh opportunities awaiting Susie and me in California, we are excited to be close to children and grandchildren, with a new part of the country to explore together. Our work and interests will evolve through this change, and we believe it will be invigorating.
Most importantly, I want to thank you for the warm, generous support you’ve given us over these decades. As a student, my dream was to live within and enhance my community through making work that I cared deeply about. For over 50 years you, your families, and friends have graced our studio showroom and our Open House events in this historic setting. You’ve used my pots in your home, given them as gifts, and shared with me how my work has been part of your life. Through you, my dreams have been fulfilled. Thank you for being in my life, and being in the story of Plum Tree Pottery.
With great thanks.
Julia Walther (right) started her residency in August of 2012, having previously studied at Carleton College and the University of Colorado in Boulder. She currently divides her time between Plum Tree Pottery and Motawi Tileworks in Ann Arbor.
2011-2012 Resident Adrienne Heinbaugh (right center top) will be moving from Lincoln, NE, where she is
currently a post-bacc student at the University of Nebraska, to Gainesville, FL to
begin graduate school at the University of Florida under Linda Arbuckle, Anna
Calluori Holcombe, and Nan Smith. She studied with my former resident Mark Cole when
he taught at Longwood University in Virginia.
Brett Gray (right center bottom) began his residency here at Plum Tree Potter in Sept of 2010 and
continued through fall of 2011. Brett came from the excellent program at The College
of Creative Studies in Detroit. His interests are presently focused on surface
treatments and functional vessel forms. He has an amazing ability to make great
decorative marks on his ware.
2009 - 2010 Resident Molly Jones (bottom right) lives in Denver, CO, where she continues her work in clay. She
is currently preparing a portfolio for graduate school applications. Good hunting, Molly!
Jay Dion, 2007 artist-in-residence has finished his studies at
California College of the Arts and is actively job hunting.
Former resident Elenor Wilson is on her way back from Taipaei. She was recently named associate editor of Studio Potter magazine.
July 2014 update: Earlier this year Elenor was named editor and joins Rosti Eismont, (1972-73 apprentice) who has been art director of Studio Potter since 1980, as principal producers of that fine journal.