Sun, May 1, 2016 11:00AM EDT - Mon, May 2, 2016 11:00AM EDT
Warren Mackenzie (American (Kansas City, Missouri), b. 1924- ). Japanese Mingei style (termed "Mingei-sota") stoneware ceramic charger of circular form with white to cream colored glaze throughout form on red to orange clay, glaze handling with painterly and brushy unglazed sections. Marked with potter's stamps on side of circular foot. Diameter approximately 15.5". Provenance: The Craftsman Potters Association of Great Britain, London, whereby acquired by the Estate of Joseph Gilbert of Atlanta, Georgia in 1993. Note: MacKenzie worked as an apprentice to the noted studio pottery, Bernard Leach. Warren and his first wife Alix worked with Leach in England from 1949 to 1952. Since then MacKenzie has taught at the University of Minnesota, where he is a Regents' Professor Emeritus. His work is influenced by Leach as well as the Japanese potter Shoji Hamada. His ceramics are in many noted museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, the St. Louis Art Museum, the National Folk Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Museum of Applied Art in Helsinki, Finland.
Crazing to glaze throughout. Underside of foot with wear commensurate with shelf use. Underside with adhesive hanging disks and adhesive tape. No apparent losses, chips, damage or repairs.