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David Gilhooly

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David Gilhooly's Official Home Page


David Gilhooly is a well-known sculptor, who is recognized primarily for his ceramic sculpture of animals, food, planets and the FrogWorld.  A graduate of the University of California at Davis (BA, 1965 MA, 1967), he and his friends, working in TB-9 were what was later to be called, The Funk Ceramic Movement of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1982, Gilhooly started exploring the media of Plexiglas, but still produced a multitude of ceramic pieces.  In 1996 he officially gave up clay to work on what he calls the shadow boxes, which are a much evolved form of the Plexiglas pieces.

1976If you're writing a paper about David Gilhooly, Funk Ceramics or anything else covered in this web site, please feel free to use any images or text but be aware that your teacher/professor may have had previous students who have also accessed this site for their papers.  This site has been on the Internet since 1998. In other words, copying one person is plagiarism, copying many is research.

David Gilhooly gives permission for all images to be down-loaded for any non-commercial use including wallpaper, images for papers or presentations.  All image files have been compressed for the web so that down-load times are as minimal as possible without compromising too much on the quality of the images, but they may not print well.  This site has lots of images so if you know you're not coming back, clean out your cache files. The hover slide show pages contain no more than 12 images per page. Please wait for the slide show pages to download completely so that the hover feature will work. We're on 56kbps modems too, so we do feel your pain.

David gets a lot of inquiry about the availability of the work on these pages. This website was originally created and maintained for student research and as an aid to teachers. David was 2005given a kiln in 2002 and although he is no longer officially working in ceramics a few pieces get made now and then, mostly around property tax and income tax time. If you want to be on a mailing list that notifies you when ceramic pieces are available please email him. Recently (summer of 2008) a friend's son left for college and told David he really liked the FrogBigMacs. So, there is now clay in the studio. Newer work in other media is available, too.

All questions about the content of this site including technical questions about firings, clay formulas, technique, etc. should be directed to David. He really is very good about answering email if you ask specific questions, so if you feel like contacting him, please don't hesitate especially if you're a student or teacher. He sulks all day when he doesn't get any good email. Please do not email files larger than 70 kb! We both like looking at your work but please put large files or multiple files on a web page and send us the URL.

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Please be advised that many of the images and/or their titles contain adult themes, adult language, and childish puns. Teachers! Please preview the slide pages and note titles and text before showing them to your students in class room situations.

Camille Chang
Last revised 16 November 2008

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