Early Warren MacKenzie Studio Art Pottery Vase Shoji Hamada Stillwater Mark. Rare and Early Warren MacKenzie Stoneware Vase. Marked with the Stillwater stamp. Warrens early clay body color. This is a beautiful Warren MacKenzie Vase.The Vase measures 4 1/2 inches high x 3 1/2 inches wide. This is an opportunity to own a wonderful, hard to find, authentic piece of warren Mackenzie's work. I Started collecting Warren's work in the 60's. To the casual observer determining the origin of Warren's pottery may seam difficult but to the trained eye a MacKenzie pot can be deducted quite simply with the following criteria. Warren uses a stoneware clay body mfg at continental clay.
This clay body is a custom stoneware blend with iron added to it. The clay body without glaze will be warrens own unique color with iron spots in it. Warren uses his wire to cut and remove the soft clay body from the potters wheel. This creates a "thump print" swirling effect on the bottom of the pot that is distinctly his.
The style with which Warren MacKenzie is able to convey a soft "loose" pot and still retain the integrity of the shape. Warren uses only certain types and styles of glazes. Warren's work is hand dipped. On most occasions you can see where he has held the pot while dipping in the glaze.Warren is a production potter. He typically produces similar shapes or forms of pottery. Warren studied under Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada. He has developed a style that has borrowed from his teacher and uniquely his own.
From books to pictures on the web. There are countless examples of Warrens work to be viewed, studied and compared. This is just one piece of my large collection. I will be listing multiple pieces of Warren's work.I will also be listing work from his students and his contemporaries. The item "Early Warren MacKenzie Studio Art Pottery Vase Shoji Hamada Stillwater Mark" is in sale since Monday, November 3, 2014.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery". The seller is "northernpottery" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.