Ceramic artist John Brickels has been creating stoneware clay sculptures for over 50 years. His ceramic art ranges from architecturally themed sculptures to life size robots.
He has exhibited with the Smithsonian Institute, the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne Vermont and the Springfield Massachusetts Museum of Art, History and
The City of San Antonio commissioned Brickels to create sculptures to present to visiting dignitaries Pope John Paul II, Queen Elizabeth, King Juan Carlos, Placido Domingo and President George W. Bush.
His work has been featured in the Boston Globe newspaper and has garnered national attention with features in Ceramic Monthly magazine and Hemming’s
Classic Car magazine.
Brickels has no agenda. He has no “Ax to Grind”. He makes sculptures that he would want to see if he walked into a gallery or museum. He uses clay because
it is elemental and basic. He exploits the plastic qualities of clay by extruding, bending and manipulating it to its technical limits.