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The Shape of Things: Warren MacKenzie Ceramics

NOVEMBER 10, 2013 – FEBRUARY 23, 2014

On view on the Museum's third floor.

Few artists have enjoyed as devoted a following as ceramist Warren MacKenzie. His philosophy of making and decades of teaching have had a lasting impact on the development of American studio pottery–an influence extending to generations of students and collectors. Throughout his 60 years of making he has explored the shape of things and the interplay of the intentional with the unexpected. His solidly built forms enhance daily rituals of serving, eating, and drinking, showcasing not only his mastery of material and artistic intuition, but the ceaseless work ethic behind his success. This exhibition pays tribute to this much-honored pioneer with objects from the collection assembled by Susanna and George Grossman, a recent gift to the Museum.

Image credit: Warren MacKenzie (American, born 1924), Bowl, faceted, 2012. Stoneware, with dark green glaze, 3 1/2 x 6 (diam) inches. Crocker Art Museum, gift of George S. and Susanna Herczeg Grossman, 2012.120.

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