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Alice Abrams

Biography to Display: 

1947 Born St. Louis, Missouri


1969 BA Drama, Tufts University, Medford Massachusetts

1970 MA Theatre Education, New York University, New York, New York


Alice Abrams works in low-fire clay, then saggar-fires the piece (saggar: container within the kiln that holds the piece). Building methods include using press molds, and hand-building.

Alice Abrams taught creative dramatics to elementary school children before working full time in clay.

In 1996, Abrams and a fellow potter conceived The State of Clay biannual exhibition in Massachusetts, which had its 9th biennial in 2016. Read more at:


Bibliography to Display: 

Martin Brigitte. Humor in Clay. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2012.




Typical Marks

Two capital "A"s, one smaller, one larger. The smaller "A" inside the larger "A" with one bar connecting the two. Either stamped into the wet clay surrounded by a square or written in black.

Form: Sculpture
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
The State of Clay, Lexington, MA, 2016
Photo: TMP
The State of Clay, Lexington, MA, 2016
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified July 1, 2023.