received his MA and MFA
degrees from the University of Iowa, and is an
experienced potter of more than 30 years. He has
exhibited in numerous shows both nationally and internationally,
and among the many awards he has received are the Special Judges
Award, 2nd International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan, and
the Award of Excellence, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Columbus, Ohio.
His ceramic work was included in the juried exhibition, Best of
1999, at the Ohio Craft Museum. Gubkins work is in a number
of permanent collections including the Canton Museum of Art, Goodyear
International Center, and the Westinghouse International Corporate
Gubkin uses his own formulated clay body and unique glazes. He works
both in stoneware and lusterware and has created a unique and distinct
style within both media.
interest in fossils, ancient glass, and classic forms led to my
most recent works in lusterware; alchemic experiments
coupled with much desire, produced unique glazes and clay bodies.
A search for timeless flowing event challenged me to produce a finely
balanced marriage between glaze, décor, and form. Elusive
polychromatic reflective surfaces enhance its ever loving partner
the physical ceramic earth-bound vessel.