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A Legacy in Clay displays sculptures from the revered professor who taught at Kansas City Art Institute for 43 years. George Timock’s career spans 49 years with more than 100 exhibitions including select solo shows. His works are in several permanent collections including the Smithsonian Institute, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Timock received both his M.F.A. and B.F.A. at Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 1973, he began teaching at the KCAI with Ken Ferguson and Victor Babu. For 37 years, Timock focused on large-scale, raku-fired vessels that centered on architectural and natural inspirations. The textured lava fields of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii became a huge influence. He lived and worked in this environment in 1994, researching and replicating the intricate, lava surfaces. Then for a decade, he shifted his focus to the art and culture of Eastern Europe. His travels to Hungary inspired his artistic curiosity on many levels and the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet became his creative home. Cultural observations, such as the epic opulence of St. Stephens Basilica and the visual record of past generations in the decayed ornamentation and weathered facade of the Old Parish Church in Budapest, inspired his transformative approach to the decorative surfaces of his work.
Influenced by Eastern European architecture and purity of Hungarian porcelain, Timock’s work reassesses the traditional vessel format as the optically intricate and stunning surfaces of metallic gold and platinum have become a predominant feature of his precious vessels. The use of luster has historical presence in European vessels and architecture but his interest and appropriation of these traditions dwell in its reflective opulence as it transforms a static surface.