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William Shinn

Since his retirement from Hancock College in 1988, Bill Shinn has become internationally recognized both in Painting and Ceramics. He has had over 40 years of art experience beginning in the late 50's at the Academy Julian and Sorbonne in Paris, France. Bill received a Bachelors Degree in Painting and a Masters Degree in Ceramics at UCLA. Bill's ceramic images are produced combining the techniques of slab form and extrusion. More »

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Candelabra/Menorah
by Bill Shinn

14" x 14" x 6"
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Wall Sculpture (Extruded)
by Bill Shinn

22" x 17" x 5"
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Nesting Vessels
by Bill Shinn

12" x 12" x 4"
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Extruder Teapot
by Bill Shinn

15" x 9" x 5"
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Vie en XTR
by Bill Shinn

14" x 5" x 6"
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Cross
by Bill Shinn

20" x 14" x 3"
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Blue Slab Form #20
by Bill Shinn

4" x 4" x 3"
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Tri-spouted Slab Form
by Bill Shinn

20" x 10" x 7"
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Tea Pot
by Bill Shinn

13" x 10" x 6"
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Blue Slab Form #20
by Bill Shinn

23" x 15" x 10"
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Blue Slab Form #20
by Bill Shinn

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Blue Slab Form #18
by Bill Shinn

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Sunshine Slab Form #19
by Bill Shinn

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Large Blue Bottle #3
by Bill Shinn

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Small Beige Slab Form #7
by Bill Shinn

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XTR x 3 #13
by Bill Shinn

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Vic's Blue Sculpture
by Bill Shinn

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Sculpture #14
by Bill Shinn

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XTR Bottle #8
by Bill Shinn

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The following works have either sold () or are no longer available ().

Wave Slab Vase
by William Shinn
Slab Vase
by William Shinn
Slab Vase
by William Shinn
Boat
by William Shinn
Lidded Slab Form
by William Shinn
Slab Vase
by William Shinn
Footed Waves
by William Shinn
Footed Wave
by William Shinn
XTR Vase
by William Shinn
Blue Extruded Vase
by William Shinn
Footed Punch Bowl
by William Shinn
Wave
by William Shinn
XTR Form
by William Shinn
Ceramics
by William Shinn
Pottery
by William Shinn
   

Out of need, he has recently set about designing and producing new dies to accomplish his unique art. In addition, regular backpacking trips to the Sierras and deserts generate a wealth of new ideas gleaned from images created by flash flooding and glacier erosion. In addition, he considers risk a necessary element in any artist's experience. Thus the adventure continues.

During his career, Shinn has traveled extensively in the USA, Europe, Japan and Russia, furthering his art experience and recognition. Shinn's experimentation with the ceramic extruder has produced many award-winning pieces. His work has recently been featured in Pottery Making Illustrated, Clay Times, and Ceramics Monthly. He offers Ceramics workshops in various techniques.

Some of his shows in which he has won awards include: Feats of Clay National, Lincoln, CA; Sculpture in Clay, Portland, ME; Strictly Functional, New Cumberland, PA; California Crafts, Sacramento. International shows include the 48th International Ceramic Competition in Faenza, Italy; The Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award Competition in Auckland, New Zealand, and the World Ceramic Exposition 2001 in Korea. Last year he was the juror and guest artist at the annual American Ceramic Society show at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona California.

Sadly, Bill Shinn passed away on April 25, 2011.

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