Warren MacKenzie (American, 1924-2018). Group of five studio pottery ceramic cups. Stoneware with various glazes including shino, oribe, oatmeal matte, and tenmoku. All are stamped along base or next to 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.Height ranges from 3 1/4 in to 3 3/4 in; diameter ranges from 3 in to 3 1/2 in.
Overall there are no major cracks, chips, or signs of restorations. The cup with the green spot has crazing throughout. The cup with the matte yellow glaze, has a minute loss along the base. All items have signs of wear, as consistent with age and use.
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