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.
The Shape of ThingsWarren MacKenzie CeramicsNovember 10, 2013 — February 23, 2014
Throughout his 60 years of making he has explored the shape of things and the interplay of the intentional with the unexpected.