IBIGBAMI, Ige

Ceramicist Address: Department of Fine Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Oshun State. Birth: 1942, in Ire Ekiti, Ondo State. Training: BA in fine arts, Ahmadu Bello University, 1969, specializing in ceramics; industrial training, Richware Pottery, Lagos, 1970;MA in fine arts, Ahmadu Bello University, 1971, specializing in ceramics. Profile: Full name, Raphael Ige Ibigbami; worked with potters in Abuja, Ara, Igbara-Odo, Ipetumodu, and other pottery centers in Nigeria; attended World Craft Council Eighth General Assembly, Japan, 1978; associate professor, ceramics, Department of Fine Arts, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, from 1982; introduced indigenous pottery techniques into university curriculum and developed an innovative kiln to fire bisque ware. Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions Department of Fine Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1971. University Library, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1972. Department of Fine & Applied Arts, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, 1973. Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1973. National Museum, Lagos, 1974. Goethe Institute, Lagos, 1976. Department of Fine Arts, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1977. Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, 1980. National Theatre, Lagos, 1981. Group Exhibitions Department of Fine Arts Ceramic Exhibition, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1969. Pottery from Ife Pottery Workshop, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1973. Traditional Pottery Styles from the Pottery Workshop, Ife University Library, Ile-Ife, 1973. Pottery from Ife Pottery Workshop, National Museum, Lagos, 1974. Ife Pottery Workshop Exhibition, Institute of African Studies, University of Ife, Ile- Ife, 1975. Goethe Institute, Lagos, December 8-22, 1976. Eighth World Craft Council, Kyoto, Japan, 1978. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 30-October 7, 1978. Independence Exhibition, St. Louis College, Akure, 1981. "Traditional Pottery," University of Benin, Benin City, 1984. Oyo State Trade Fair, Ibadan, 1986. "Creative Dialogue: SNA at 25," National Theatre, Lagos, November 27-December 10, 1989. 234 Idah "1989 Exhibition of Contemporary Ife Arts," Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, February 20-25, 1989. Writings by the Artist 'The Sacred Images of Ogun in Ire Ekiti," Odu (Ile-Ife) n.s. 16: 104-110, July 1977. illus., notes. "Yoruba Traditional Pottery: Its Ritual Context and Use," The Nigerian Field (Ibadan) 43 (3): 127-132, September 1978. "Ogun Festival in Ire-Ekiti," Nigeria Magazine (Lagos) 126-127: 44-59, 1979. "Yoruba Pottery Firing," Ceramic Review (London) 61:10-12, January 1980. illus. "Traditional Pottery in Yoruba Culture," Black Orpheus (Lagos) 4 (1): 12-19, 1981. bibliog. "Some Socio-Economic Aspects of Pottery Among the Yoruba Peoples of Nigeria," pp. 106-117. In: Earthenware in Asia andAfrica: a Colloquium held 21-23 June 1982; edited by John Picton, London, University of London, Percival David Foundation for Chinese Art, 1984. bibliog. "The Pot as a Vehicle," Folklore andNational Development, Fourth Annual Congress of the Nigerian Folklore Society, 1985, pages 574-598. [unpublished]. 'The Art of Packing Ceramics and Pottery," Kurio Africana; Journal ofArtand Criticism (Ile-Ife) 1 (1): 104-108, 1989. Public Collections National Museum, Lagos. Pilla pot, bridal pot, Sango pot. Palace of the King Ogoga, Ire-Ekiti. Palace pots. Bibliography
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