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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
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 September 9, 2019.