Warren MacKenzie (American, 1924-2018). Studio pottery ceramic bowls or dishes. Glazed stoneware, one with a Shino glaze and one with a glaze of cobalt blue. Each marked along the footrim.
Warren MacKenzie was a renowned Minnesota studio potter. A student of Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, he is credited with bringing the functional Mingei tradition to the United States, and spreading it through his own art and mentorship of students during his long tenure at the University of Minnesota.Shino; height: 3 1/4 in x diameter: 9 in. Cobalt blue; height: 2 1/2 in x diameter: 7 3/4 in.
Very light wear throughout. Original firing and glazing flaws throughout. No visible chips to the rim and footrim to the cobalt blue item. Crazing throughout the shino item; there are minute losses to glaze along the rim. The shino item does not show visible chips to the footrim. Wear to the underside, consistent with age and use. No visible signs of restoration under UV light.
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