William Daley

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Daley earned degrees from the Massachusetts College of Art and Columbia University’s Teachers College. He taught ceramics at colleges in Iowa and later in New York, but spent most of his career in the Industrial Design and Crafts departments at Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) in Philadelphia. He received honorary doctorates from the Maine College of Art and the University of the Arts, and awards from the College Art Association, the American Craft Council, the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, among others. He exhibited nationally and internationally, and his stoneware is in public and private collections including the Clayarch Gimhae Museum, South Korea; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Stedelijk Museum’s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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