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Angelo Garzio

Angelo GarzioBy: Ricardo Lardizabal

Brief LifeAngelo Garzio was an Italian-American educator,ceramic artistand musician. He received four Fulbright Senior Lectureshipsduring the course of his career and was ProfessoremeritusatKansas State University at the time of his death. At the age of 70, Garzio acted as a U.S. State Department Cultural Arts Visiting Ceramic Lecturer to Santa Cruz and Sucre,Bolivia. His ceramic work is included in collections of theMuseum of Arts and Designin New York City and theSmithsonian American Art MuseuminWashington D.C.Garzio's ceramic work was exhibited in over fifty national and international exhibitions during his lifetime. He was a member of the Mid-West Designer Craftsmen, the Kansas Designer/Craftsmen Association and the Phi Mu Alpha Music Honorary. He produced essays for arts and crafts publications, includingAmerican Craft,Bolletino del Museo Internozionale della Ceramiche de Faenza,Cermica,Ceramics Monthly, Korea Journal, andNew Zealand Potter. Garzio was also a book reviewer forChoice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.

Education and TrainingGarzio attendedSyracuse University, earning dual bachelor degrees in Library Science and Music, Art and Literature in 1949. He worked briefly as a reference librarian and played theFrench hornprofessionally with symphony orchestras in Syracuse, Utica and Rochester, New York and Bridgeport, Connecticut.In 1950, Garzio earned a Diploma de Proffito inArt Historyat theUniversity of Florence. He received an M.A. in art history at theUniversity of Iowain 1954 and an M.F. A. in Ceramics in 1955. He was a Guest Potter at the internationally known Arabia Potteries inHelsinki, Finlandin 1956-57.Garzio joined the faculty at Kansas State University as an assistant professor of ceramics in 1957, and was promoted to full professor in 1966. In 1972, Garzio received the institution's Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. He taught at the university until shortly before his death on January 20th, 2008.

During His life he focused more on pottery than music and teaching. The following 5 slides will show some of his most famous pots that are in display in different places of the u.s..Spike vase

Material: Porcelain

Displayed at Kansas State University Art museum

Coil VaseSpike Jar

Material: Porcelain

Displayed at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City

Coil JarAsh Vase

Material: Porcelain

Displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Coil VaseUntitled Tea Pot

Material: Porcelain

Displayed at the Kansas State University Art Museum

Slab tea potUntitled Vase

Material: Porcelain

Displayed at the Kansas State University Art Museum

Coil VaseSketch #1

Inspired by: Untitled Tea Pot

Slab PotSketch #2

Inspired by: Spike Jar

Coil Jar