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Darcy Badiali

“My art is about finding beauty in the process, in the materials and in the completed piece. I am interested in understanding the place of ceramics in not only the art world but the larger world as a whole. Clay is my primary medium, and my work consists predominantly of wheel thrown stoneware vessels. Though the forms have their origin in function, the scale lends itself to sculptural issues of space. The passion that I have for the potter’s wheel provides a visceral approach to creating my work. Forms that I reference are reminiscent of plants, stones, coral and other objects found in nature.The surfaces range from elephant skin, to craters to egg shells.” - Darcy Badiali

His works are at the permanent collections of Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for the Arts, Alta Loma, CA, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Los Angeles, CA, Kathryn H. Herberger Museum, Tempe, AZ, Daum Museum of Art, Sedalia, MO, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, and in Shigaraki, Japan in the Shiro Otani Collection.

Darcy Badiali - Monumental White Orb with Black Glaze Darcy Badiali - Tall White Vessel w/Drips View 1 Darcy Badiali - Tall White Vessel w/Drips View 2
Darcy Badiali - Black on Black Orb Darcy Badiali - Large Black Vessel with Black Drips Darcy Badiali - Soaring Black Vessel w/White Drips
Darcy Badiali - Vessel on Pedestal Darcy Badiali - An Image of the artist

Master of Fine Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 NOHO Modern Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

2011 I.D. Collections Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011 Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ

2009 John Brooks Inc., Denver, CO /Scottsdale, AZ

2009 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2008 Armstrong Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Jane Deering Gallery, Montecito, CA / Boston, MA

2007 East-West Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA