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Ann Adair, Ann Adair Stockton, 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 is known for porcelain sculptural forms that serve 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

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Bibliography

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

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

 

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

 

Typical Marks
1961
1974
1993
1993
1978
Alligator Going Through Pot
Date: 1967
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built (Cone 10 reduction fire glazes.)
 Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
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
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Cup
Date: 1973
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Blue and White, Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.725, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.725, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Plate
Date: 1973
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Impressed
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, Scripps College, 78.1.357
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, Scripps College, 78.1.357
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Flying Alligator on Parcel Post Package
Date: 1977
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built (Cone 10 reduction fired glazes.)
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Alligator Platter
Date: 1977
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built (Cone 10 reduction fired glazes.)
Surface Technique: Glaze
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Elephant Bowl
Date: 1978
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Plate
Date: 1978
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.301, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.301, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Sushi Tray
Date: 1988
Form: Tray
Materials: Porcelain
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
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
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Rectangular Bottle
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.84, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.84, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.82, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.82, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

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