John Neely is an accomplished ceramicist and has presented his work in over 100 domestic group exhibitions as well as solo and international exhibitions which include the Yixing County Museum in Yixing China; International Teapot Invitational Exhibition at the Taipei County Yingko Ceramics Museum in Taiwan; CLAYFEAST Masters Exhibition in Gulgong, Australia and Beuna Gallery in Risor, Norway. His work has also been exhibited in galleries across the country. His work has appeared in such publications as Ceramics Technical, Ceramics Monthly, NCECA Journal, Purple Sands Magazine, Studio Potter and Ceramics: Art and Perception. Neely has lectured and conducted in workshops at the International Woodfire Conference in Flagstaff, AZ; Functional Ceramics Workshop in Wooster, OH; Utilitarian Clay Conference in Arrowmont, TN; Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, CA, and the Experimental Porcelain Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Neely currently works as Professor of Art in Ceramics at Utah State University in Logan, UT.
It has been said of death and taxes, but it is true of plumbing and lunch as well. Of the great problems of this world, and indeed, the imponderables of the next, none is more compelling than plumbing and lunch. The great issues of pottery are no exception; most boil down to plumbing and lunch.