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Dish

Dish

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1983 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    MacKenzie, Warren, born 1924 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brown stoneware with an opaque white glaze and finger-incised decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr & Mrs Robert McClure via the British American Art Association

  • Museum number:

    C.45-1986

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 15, shelf 1

Physical description

Stoneware, covered with an opaque white slip glaze with combed incised decoration.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1983 (made)

Artist/maker

MacKenzie, Warren, born 1924 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Brown stoneware with an opaque white glaze and finger-incised decoration

Dimensions

Diameter: 47.5 cm, Height: 12.0 cm, Weight: 6.130 kg

Object history note

Given by Mr & Mrs Robert McClure via the British American Art Association. Was part of a gift of 42 pieces from various American private collectors.

Historical context note

Warren Mackenzie trained under Bernard Leach at St Ives, Cornwall, between 1950 and 1952. He was one of the main instigators in the United States for the establishment of production potteries for functional ware based on the ideals of Leach. '...Vitality of form is not limited because (a pot) will be used during a meal. The craft of pottery is dependent upon the physical contact of the observer, and in handling, washing, drinking from...' [quote taken from American Potters today].

In his memoires (Beyond East and West), Bernard Leach noted that MacKenzie sold pots that were affordable and intended for use.

Descriptive line

Stoneware, covered with an opaque white slip glaze with combed incised decoration. Made by Warren MacKenzie. USA, 1983

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Garth Clark and Oliver Watson, American Potters Today, V&A, 1986
J. Reeve, 'Warren MacKenzie and the Straight Pot', Craft Horizons, June 1976
Bernard Leach, Beyond East and West. Memoirs, Portraits and Essays, Faber and Faber, 1978
Marion Whybrow, The Leach Legacy. St Ives Pottery and its Influence, Sansom & Comapny, 1996
David Lewis. Warren MacKenzie: American Potter
Warren Mackenzie: Legacy of an American Potter, exhibition catalogue, Rochester Minnesota Art Center, 2007

Materials

Stoneware; Glaze

Techniques

Incised

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware; Studio Pottery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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