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Ann Adair Voulkos

Biography to Display: 

1936 Born, Cocosolo, Panama

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1965 and 1976 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1967 University of California, Davis, Davis, California

1976University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

 

Ann Adair Voulkos primarily made sculptural forms from porcelain clay that served as canvases for drawing and painting with glazes. Her cone 10 porcelain clay is reduction fired, occasionally with nylon fibers added to the clay for strength.

Voulkos' primary glazes are celadon, semi-opaque white, semi-matte yellow, opaque white with a grey or pink cast and semi-matte turquoise blue that fires red when a clear glaze is added. She less frequently used cobalt, iron, black and copper oxides for lines and drawing.

In 1961 Voulkos took her first ceramics class with her future husband, Peter Voulkos.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Antonio Prieto Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, California

Oakland Museum of California Art, Oakland, California

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Peterson, Susan, and Jan Peterson. Working with Clay. Woodstock: Overlook Press, 2002.

Peterson, Susan, and Jan Peterson. The Craft and Art of Clay: A Complete Potter's Handbook. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2012.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

 

Typical Marks
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
1961
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
1974
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
1993
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
1993
Elephant Bowl
Date: 1978
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Alligator Platter
Date: 1977
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built (Cone 10 reduction fired glazes.)
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Alligators Slow Dancing
Date: 1993
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built (Cone 10 reduction fire glaze.)
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Dome Piece: The Big Meeting
Date: 1970
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand Built (Low fire clay and glaze, luster glaze.)
Surface Technique: Luster
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Flying Alligator on Parcel Post Package
Date: 1977
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built (Cone 10 reduction fired glazes.)
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Sushi Tray
Date: 1988
Form: Tray
Materials: Porcelain
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Untitled, Alligator Going Through Pot
Date: 1967
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built (Cone 10 reduction fire glazes.)
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

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