Bio/CV

About the Artist

Jeffrey Lloyd Dever holds a BS degree in Fine Art from Atlantic Union College, 1976. He is founding partner and creative director of Dever Designs in Laurel, MD. He served on the contract/adjunct faculty of Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland for 20 years, where he taught illustration and graphic design. Sought after as an instructor, he has taught classes across North America and in Europe. He enjoys sharing his pioneering techniques with others as often as his schedule allows. Mr. Dever’s polymer clay vessels, jewelry and sculptural objects have been shown in many national invitational exhibitions, and his works are represented in numerous private collections, galleries and museums.

Jeffrey Lloyd Dever
b. 1953, Taunton, Massachusetts

Selected Collections
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Selected Exhibitions

2015 Selected Works, Beijing International Contemporary Jewelry & Metal Arts Exhibition, China Millennium Monument World Art Museum, Beijing, China
Sculptural Objects Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
BIJOUX! 2015, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Hot Tea! (winter/spring), del Mano Gallery, an “On Line” exhibition, www.delmano.com
2014 LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, MAD, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Sculpture Objects Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
Installation & Selected Works, (In)Organic, RAM, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
WE ARE SNAG: Identity, online exhibition at www.snagmetalsmith.com
Craftforms 2014, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
A Re-Visioning: New Works in Polymer, H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
A Gathering of Spoons 2014, del Mano Gallery an “On Line” exhibition, www.delmano.com
Teapots! 8th Invitational Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Hot Tea! (winter/spring), del Mano Gallery, an “On Line” exhibition, www.delmano.com
2013 Sculpture Objects Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
Craftforms 2013, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Top 10 at 10: Favorites from RAM’s Collection, RAM, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2012–13 Hot Tea!, del Mano Gallery an “On Line” exhibition, www.delmano.com
Fiber Philadelphia 2012 International Biennial
Refuse-ReSeen, Some Things Looming, Reading, PA
2011 Sculpture Objects Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
New x 3, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
Installation & Selected Works, Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads, RAM Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Craftforms 2011, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA Jurors Choice Award
2009 Sculpting Color: Works In Polymer Clay, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2008–09 Sculpture Objects Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
2008 Fiber Arts Explored II, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Interweave: Innovations in Contemporary Basketry, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
2007 Beyond The Basket, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Heart of the Matter, Facere, Seattle, WA
Sculpture Objects Functional Art Exposition, New York, NY
All Things Considered IV, National Basketry Organization Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2006 Contemporary Baskets, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005–06 Sculpture Objects Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
2004 50<>50: The Craft Continuum, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
An Exploration of Polymer Clay, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design, Louisville, KY
2003 Polymer Possibilities: Jewelry and Beyond, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Moves in Polymer Clay, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
2002 Seeing Spots, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL; Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Houston, TX

Selected Publications

2016 Art Jewelry, January, “Uncork Your Creativity”
2015 The Polymer Arts, Winter, “Of Values and Intentions – The Art of Jeffrey Lloyd Dever”
Art Jewelry, September, The Back Page “Whence From a Darkling Heart”
2014 Art Jewelry, Nov., 10th Anniversary Poster
NY Times, Oct. 10, “Evening Hours”
Museum, Sept/Oct., “What’s New”
2014 Niche, Spring, “What’s New: Spouting Off”
2012 Showcase 500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry, Lark Books, New York, NY
American Style, Fall. “Applauding Excellence”
2011 Masters of Polymer Clay, Lark Books, New York, NY
Ornament, Issue 34.4, “Polymer Clay – A Modern Medium Comes of Age”
2009 American Style. April. “More than Meets the Eye”
2008 Art Jewelry. September. “Beyond Jewelry: Floating Bloom- A Basket Revealed”
Art Jewelry. March. “Cross-Pollination”
500 Pendants & Lockets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments. Lark Books, Asheville, NC
Create Magazine. March/April. “Passion: All Work and Lots of Clay”
2007 Art Jewelry. September. “Gallery”
2006 500 Baskets: A Celebration of the Basketmaker’s Art, Lark Books, Sterling Publications, New York, NY
The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay, Duncan Aimone, Katherine, Lark Books, Asheville, NC
Art Jewelry. September. “A Rarefied Medium”
2005 500 Brooches: Inspiring Adornments for the Body, Lark Books, Asheville, NC
2004 400 Polymer Clay Designs: A Collection of Dynamic & Colorful Contemporary Work, Lark Books, Asheville, NC
1999 American Style. Summer. “Movers and Shapers”

Selected Awards

2014 Niche Awards Finalist, Teapots, Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
Niche Awards Finalist, Polymer Clay, Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Niche Awards Finalist, Teapots, Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Niche Awards Winner, Polymer Clay, Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
Niche Awards Finalist, Teapots, Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Niche Awards Finalist, Jewelry – Sculpture to Wear, Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors Choice Award, Craftforms 2011, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2010 Niche Awards Winner, Teapots, Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
Niche Awards Winner, Decorative Fiber, Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Niche Award Winner, Polymer Clay, Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA