ABOUT DAN GREENFELD
I began making art and ceramics late in life, after a career as an attorney.
My spouse, an accomplished painter, was also a ceramicist, and the medium fascinated me. I was also captivated by the Japanese aesthetic and culture in which ceramics, sculptural and functional, is a revered art form. Before I began making sculptures, I made teapots, tea bowls, and vases, with strong sculptural elements, and my work was shown in a number of group shows and galleries.
From my first involvement in ceramics I searched for a surface that would be comparable in spirit to the surfaces in certain abstract expressionist paintings and historic Japanese ceramics. I decided on extended firings in a wood burning kiln, and built one near Schenectady NY in 2009.
I began making abstract sculptures in 2012 and have been enjoying seeing that work evolve.
Saratoga Clay Arts Center-Two person show -2018
Laffer Gallery- Schuylerville New York- Juried members’ show two sculptures- 2018
Saratoga Clay Arts Center- Schuylerville New York- Members show juried by Jeff Shapiro- awarded first place- 2018
Frost Farm Gallery - Oxford Maine - 2015
Salem Art Works - Salem New york - 2014
Maine Book House Gallery - Oxford Maine - 2013