[Clayart] top 20 list

Suzanne Wolfe swolfe at hawaii.edu
Fri Jan 28 00:27:53 UTC 2022


How about Kimpei Nakamura, Gertrude Mohwald, Zehra Cobanli, Bai Ming,
Caroline Cheng, and Inchin Lee -- off the top of my head.  Thinking of
variety both in terms of work and tradition (or not) that they represent.
Suzanne

On Thu, Jan 27, 2022 at 2:16 PM Kathi Koester <mrskathikoester at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi, I don’t assume I fully understand your criteria, yet I would insist
> featuring:
> Mel Jacobson - he’s taught & hosted thousands of people, written many
> fantastic textbooks, invited to publish 60 articles and had many stateside
> & worldwide shows featuring his half-century of ceramic work.
> Kurt Wild was renouned for his pottery & craft movement.
> Paul Soldner was my idol when I was Low-Salt firing.
>
> Kindest regards,
> Kathi_MN
>
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2022 at 4:37 PM Jeff Weiland <weiland at hrtc.net> wrote:
>
> > I’m working on the curriculum for an advanced high school ceramics class.
> > I have a question...and wanted to start a debate!!!! I find great value
> in
> > learning from but not copying potters from years gone by. We already work
> > with porcelain and Chinese forms, earthenware and Greek forms, Native
> > American forms with slip decoration, and a few other cultures. What I
> want
> > to compile is a list of twenty or so most influential potter/artists,
> from
> > the past century or so, that I can use for research assignments. I have
> > some of my favorites like Reitz, Voulkos, Coleman, Troy, etc. Suggestions
> > and “why” would be welcomed. Variety is important.
> >
> > Jeff Weiland
> > 409 Blaine Street
> > Knightstown, IN 46148
> > 765-345-2021
> > weiland at hrtc.net
> >
> >
> >
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