Resume :  John Tilton

Education

M.F.A. Ceramics, University of South Florida, 1972

M.S. Mathematics, University of Florida, 1969

B.A. Mathematics, University of Florida, 1966

Selected Awards, Exhibitions, etc.

2016

  • •2016. Award of Excellence, 3-D. Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •2016. Ceramics Monthly Annual Poster inclusion

2014

•2014. "State of Flux" five-artist invitational, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI

2013

•2013. Exposition de l'Art Actuel France - Japon avec participation multinationale, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

2011

•2011. "Frozen in Fire: Crystalline Waves," Juror and exhibitor, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL

•2011. "Alchemy: From Dust to Form" exhibition, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL

•2011. "Currents: Past and Present" exhibition, Thomas Center Galleries invitational, Gainesville, FL

2008 - 2010

 •2008 - 2010. Abenteur Krystallglazer (Adventures with Crystalline Glazes) international traveling exhibition, Villeroy

& Boch Museum, Mettlach, Germany; German Museum of Porcelain, Selb, Germany; Furstenberg Porcelain

Manufactory Museum, Furstenberg, Germany; Tours de Main et Astuces de Ceramistes, Maison de la Ceramique de

Samadet, Landes, France; Dehullu Gallery, Beelden In Gees, Netherlands

2007

  • •2007. "Krystallos 2007" invitational, Cambridge Springs, PA
  • •2007. Best of Show, Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •2007. Ceramics Monthly Annual Poster inclusion

2006

  • •2006. Poster and T Shirt Artist, Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •2006. Award of Distinction, Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •2006. "Orchestrating Aesthetics: Balancing Form and Glaze", Ceramics Monthly Magazine, June/July issue
  • •2006. "The Art of Art Pottery" article by Eve M. Kahn, Style 1900, Summer/Fall issue
  • •2006. "Annual Clay Invitational", Washington Street Gallery, Lewisburg WV
  • •2006. "Crystallines 2006," St Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2005

  • •2005. "Looking at Kesl and Tilton" by Don Pilcher, Ceramics Monthly, December issue
  • •2005. Presenter, "Matte Crystalline Glazes": "Lattice Structures" Conference, Kansas City, MO
  • •2005. "Lattice Structures Show." Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
  • •2005. Best of Show, Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL

2004

•2004. "A Passion for Pottery" invitational. Clay and Paper gallery. Dunedin, FL

•2004. Florida Craftsmen 50th Anniversary Exhibition, traveling exhibition with multiple venues, opening at Deland Museum of Art

2003

•2003. "21st Century Ceramics" book by Bill Hunt, (American Ceramic Society) p. 212

2002

  • •2002. "2 Person Show" Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, FL
  • •2002. "Porcelain: Another Touch." Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
  • •2002. The Armory National Ceramics Invitational, Montgomery Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

•2002 - 2003. State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship recipient and three accompanying exhibitions, State of Florida

2001

  • •2001. "25 Select 25". Lill Street Art Center. Chicago, IL
  • •2001. "Clay Rocks!." Florida Craftsmen Gallery. St Petersburg, FL
  • •2001. ACCSE "Spotlight Exhibition." Arrowmont School. Gatlinburg, TN
  • •2001. Ceramics Monthly Magazine (photograph), December issue, p.79
  • •2001. American Craft Magazine (photograph), August- September issue, p.104
  • •2001. "The Art of Contemporary American Pottery" book by Kevin Hluch, (Krause Publications) pp. 66, 90
  • •2001. Award of Distinction. Spring Arts Festival. Gainesville, FL
  • •2001. Florida Craftsmen Exhibition. Alliance for Arts, Fort Myers, FL, and DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand, FL
  • •2001. "Masters in Clay" invitational, Jordan River Arts Center, East Jordan, MI

2000

  • •2000. Philadelphia Craft Show. Philadelphia, PA
  • •2000. Award of Excellence. Spring Arts Festival. Gainesville, FL
  • •2000. Florida Craftsmen Exhibition. The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL

1999

  • •1999. One Man Show. Crealde Art Center. Winter Park, FL
  • •1999. Award of Excellence. Downtown Festival. Gainesville, FL
  • •1999. Selected to Marquis Who's Who in America
  • •1999. Best of Show. Spring Arts Festival. Gainesville, FL

1998

  • •1998. Studio Potter Magazine, "The Potters of North Florida" , p.62
  • •1998. The Ceramic Design Book, by Chris Rich, (Lark Books), p. 15
  • •1998. "Wheel Thrown Ceramics" book by Don Davis, (Lark Books) p. 31
  • •1998. Judges' Award. St Louis Art Festival. St. Louis, MO
  • •1998. Award of Excellence. Downtown Festival. Gainesville, FL
  • •1998. Honorable Mention. Spotlight `98 Exhibition, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
  • •1998. Merit Award. Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •1998. Crystalline Glazes book, Diane Creber (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press), pp. 26, 50, 69- 70, 72, 95
  • •1998. Merit Award. 45th Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
  • •1998. Florida Craftsmen Northern Spectrum Exhibition, Thomas Center Main Gallery, Gainesville, FL

•1998. Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, Ephrata, PA

1997

  • •1997. Best In Show. Downtown Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •1997. "Spotlight '97: American Craft Council Southeast Regional," Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
  • •1997. Prize awarded. "Crafts National 31." Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, State College, PA
  • •1997. Best In Show, 3-D. Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •1997. Prize awarded. "Strictly Functional "exhibition, Market House Craft Center, Ephrata, PA
  • •1997. "Ceramics '97" exhibition, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT
  • •1997. "Vessels: Southern Expressions Of An Art Form" exhibit, Lenox Square, Atlanta
  • •1997. Clay Times feature article, "John Tilton's Crystalline Mattes," NCECA (March /April) issue
  • •1997. Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, Schmidt Center Gallery, FAU, Boca Raton, FL
  • •1997. Monarch National Ceramic Competition. Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts, Florence, AL
  • •1997. "Potters' Favorite Pots" invitational, Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL
  • •1997. Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

1996

•1996. Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

  • •1996. Award of Merit. Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •1996. The Best of Pottery book featured photo, Angela Fina, ed. (Rockport Publishers), p.66.
  • •1996. "Functional Clay '96" invitational (for NCECA conference) Shoestring Gallery, Rochester, NY
  • •1996. "Phillip Ward Memorial Exhibition" invitational, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

•1996. "Utilitarian Clay II: Celebrate the Object," Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

1995

•1995. Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

  • •1995. Florida Craftsmen Invitational, Scarfone Gallery, Tampa, FL
  • •1995. Award of Distinction. Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •1995. "Hero Pots" invitational, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA

1994

•1994. Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

  • •1994. "Contemporary Forms in Clay: A Regional Survey," Moody Gallery of Art, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • •1994. Third Place overall. Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
  • •1994. Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL

1993

  • •1993. Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
  • •1993. Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, Deland Museum of Art, Deland, FL

1992

  • •1992. Award of Excellence. Downtown Festival, Gainesville, FL

1991

  • •1991. Florida Craftsmen Show, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
  • •1991. "Contemplative Pots," Craft Arts International magazine feature article, March/ June issue
  • •1991. Award of Excellence. Downtown Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •1991. Merit Award. Maitland Art Festival, Maitland, FL
  • •1991. First Place, Ceramics. GFAA Art In The Village, Gainesville, FL

1990

  • •1990. First Place, Ceramics. Space Coast Art Festival, Cocoa Beach, FL
  • •1990. First Place, Ceramics. GFAA Art In The Village, Gainesville, FL
  • •1990. Award of Distinction. Downtown Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •1990. Florida Craftsmen Show. Visual Arts Gallery, Pensacola Jr. College, Pensacola, FL

1989

  • •1989. "Spotlight '89," American Craft Council Southeast Regional Exhibition, University of Florida Gallery, Gainesville, FL
  • •1989. "Florida/ Maine Crafts Connection" exhibit, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL and Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME
  • •1989. Florida Craftsmen Show. Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

1988

  • •1988. Honorable Mention. Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL

1987

  • •1987. "From Figures to Forms: John Tilton's Porcelain and Stoneware," Southern Homes magazine feature article, May/ June issue
  • •1987. Florida Craftsmen Show. Valencia Comm.College, Orlando, FL
  • •1987. "Outstanding Artist of Alachua County" award from Alachua County Arts Council
  • •1987. "Craftwork: A Southern Tradition" invitational, Valencia Community College Gallery, Orlando, FL
  • •1987. Second Place, Ceramics. Maitland Art Festival, Maitland, FL

1986

  • •1986. "Spotlight '86," American Craft Council Southeast Regional Exhibition, University of Florida Gallery, Gainesville, FL
  • •1986. "Showcase III," Florida Craftsmen Invitational, Art Collector Gallery, Gainesville, FL
  • •1986. Two Man Show. Art Collector Gallery, Gainesville, FL
  • •1986. Merit Award. Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •1986. Crealde Invitational, Crealde Art Center, Winter Park, FL

1985

  • •1985. First Place, Functional award, Florida Craftsmen Show
  • •1985. Three Man Show, St. Petersburg Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL
  • •1985. Award of Merit. Ringling Museum Craft Festival, Sarasota, FL

1984

  • •1984. Award of Distinction, Florida Craftsmen Show
  • •1984. Award of Distinction. Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • •1984. "American Craft Traditions" exhibition, San Francisco Airport
  • •1984. "Ceramics Southeast" exhibition, FL Gulf Coast Art Center, Bellair
  • •1984. Third Place, Ceramics. Festival of the Masters, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • •1984. Two Man Show. Art Collector Gallery, Gainesville, FL
  • •1984. "Tea Bowls" exhibition. Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1983

  • •1983. First Place, Ceramics. Festival of the Masters, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • •1983. Second Place, Ceramics. Coconut Grove Art Festival, FL
  • •1983. "Small Works" Exhibition. Valencia Comm.College, Orlando, FL.
  • •1983. Three Man Show. Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
  • •1983. Florida Craftsmen Show. Cummer Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

1982

  • •1982. First Place, Ceramics. Festival of the Masters, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • •1982. "Plates" exhibition, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
  • •1982. Florida Craftsmen Show. Edison Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL

1981

  • •1981. Best of Crafts. GFAA Fall Show, Gainesville,FL

1980

  • •1980. Crown Craftsmen Award. Florida Craftsmen Show
  • •1980. Merit Award. Gasparilla Art Festival, Tampa, FL

1979 and earlier

  • •1978. Award of Distinction. Halifax Art Show
  • •1975. Best of Crafts. Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park, FL
  • •1972. Best of Show. Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park, FL
  • •1971. Best of Show. Florida Craftsmen Show

Selected Corporate Collections

  • Sun Bank of Orlando
  • City of Winter Park
  • Southeast Bank of Miami
  • Walt Disney Corporation, Orlando, FL
  • Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield, New Jersey
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield, New York
  • Systems Plus, Inc., Mountain View, CA
  • CIGNA Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

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