Warren MacKenzie (American, 1924-2018). Group of five studio ceramic cups and mugs. Glazed stoneware, one with a handle. 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.Height range from 3 1/4 in to 3 3/4 in; diameter ranges from 3 in to 3 3/4 in.
No visible chips, cracks, dents, or signs of restoration under UV light. No chips to the rim or footrim. All items, except for the brown cup, have light crazing to the glaze. The brown cup has a minute white accretions along the underside. The cup with a horizontal brown line in the middle has a line of an area that seems to be a crack; however, it is not a crack but is naturally developed white baking in a kiln. Very light wear along the footrim, consistent with age and use.
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