John Brickels - Stoneware Clay Artist

Exhibits and Awards


Springfield Steampunk 2014

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA



“South End Art Hop” Burlington Vermont, September 2000 through 2015

Selected for annual juried exhibition and technical demonstration

2nd place Artist Award 2015

3rd Place Artist Award 2014

1st Place Artist Award 2012

3rd Place Artist Award 2008


Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Vermont

“Time Machines: Robots, Rockets and Steampunk” 2012

“In Fashion, High Style 1690-2011” 2011

“All Fired Up” 2010


“Arts Alive” Burlington Vermont, June 2000 through 2015

1st Place Best Artist Award 2008

2nd Place Best Artist Award 2006


Smithsonian Institute “Barn Again, Celebrating an American Icon”

National Exhibit 2004-2005


Major Commissions


“Time Machines: Robots, Rockets and Steampunk” 2012

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Vermont


Sculptures of the Spanish Missions commissioned by the City of San Antonio, presented to President George W. Bush, Pope John Paul II,

Queen Elizabeth and King Juan Carlos of Spain


Barn Sculptures commissioned by the State of Vermont and permanently installed in the General Services Building




“Stuck in Vermont” video  John Brickels Mad Scientist  episode # 266

Eva Sollberger via Seven Days Newspaper, Burlington Vermont


Ceramics Monthly Magazine, January 2009

“Focus, a Life in Clay” Featuring John Brickels


“The Artist John Brickels” Video

Regional Educational Technology Network


Juror’s Statement, Arts Alive Juried Show Burlington Vermont 2008

“ ‘Rusty’ “ is a piece that has it all…technological virtuosity combined with fantasy based on originality and creatively displayed…this is world class work.”












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