Vase

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Artist

Warren MacKenzie
b. 1924
Born in Kansas City, MO

Artist 2

Alix MacKenzie
1922-1962

Title

Vase

Date

ca. 1959

Description

Created by Warren MacKenzie and his wife Alix, this stoneware vase has a thin base, rounding outwards to its widest at the center, and forming a lip at the top. The vase's bottom two-thirds is covered in a dark glaze which contrasts with the light colored top third. Across the pot's widest curved surface are four winged marks. These were made by Alix when she brushed her fingertips through the Tenmoku and white glaze.

Medium

Glazed stoneware: White glaze overlapping Tenmoku glaze with finger-combed surface designs

Dimension

9 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Credit Line

Purchase, Acquisition Fund, Mrs. Wright Cockroft Memorial Fund, FCM '59

Object ID

60.09.19

Notes

Purchased from the Fiber-Clay-Metal biennial of 1959.

Publications

Riddle, Mason. "Warren MacKenzie." In Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, edited by Kristin Makholm, 52-55. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Museum of American Art, 2011.

Rights Statement

In Copyright