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#21 JBaymore



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:26 PM

Fixed babs.  Thanks.

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Adjunct Professor of Ceramics; New Hampshire Insitute of Art

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#22 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:39 AM

John...I now get what you were talking about earlier. I am trying to consider impact and the type of lifestory and artwork to most interest my teenage audience.  


I am really excited to see women will be a significant part of this list.


I may have to go to 25....

The Arts and Crafts Movement had women decorators. Some became quite famous. The saturday Night Girls in Boston painted tiles. Newcomb Pottery in New Orleans has a traveling show on right now. Great design work.


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#23 Wyndham


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:15 PM

Early American potters, Goodwin & Websters, the bird & fish potters, named that for the cobalt decoration on crocks and jugs,NC.

I used them as an example of the potters that made this country's utility stoneware and help develop this nations growth.

The folk potters of the south, the Hewell's of Georgia, 150 yrs of family pottery, The Catawba valley potters, generations of family potters

The potters, unnamed that developed ash glazes for whiskey jugs from clay and ash, as good as Asian counterparts century's earlier.

Isaac Button, who dug the clay to make the kiln, then dug & processed the clay to turn a ton a day..

Harding Black of San Antonio Tx, that spent a life time rediscovering great reduction glazes.

Just a different POV about the giants in clay, those who we stand on their shoulders.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:44 PM

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#25 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:24 AM

I am going to pick up that book- thanks for the suggestion :) 

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"To me the greatest thing is to live beauty in our daily life and to crowd every moment with things of beauty.  It is then, and then only that  the art of the people as a whole is endowed with it's richest significance.  For it's products are those made by great a many craftsmen for the mass of the people, and the moment this art declines the life of the nation  is removed far away from beauty.  So long as beauty abides in only in a few articles created by a few geniuses, the kingdom of beauty is nowhere near realization."                                                                                 - Bernard Leach 

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