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Gina Anderson

Biography to Display: 

1947 Born Evanston, Illinois

EDUCATION

1970 BA Art History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

1977 MS Ceramics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1976–1991 Sole Proprietor, Big Witch Pottery, Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Gina Anderson is known for creating functional pottery. Among a variety of functional wares, signature forms include double spouted wine coolers, and oil lamps. The work is wheel-thrown using stoneware clay. In the leather hard stage finger-formed clay buttons are applied at the attachment points of handles. Surface design is developed in the greenware state using the application of colored slips and iron stain.

A prominent feature in Anderson's work is the remnant of throwing rings. These ridges created on the surface of the pot are made by the maker's fingers as clay is pulled up from the base of the pot as the wheel turns, creating the desired form with horizontal surface shadows-throwing rings. Glaze firing is completed using a high fire propane gas kiln, fired to 2,350 degrees Fahrenheit. Finished glazes appear as earth toned, cream with blue accents, or intense red to gray, respectively. Anderson's glazes range from egg shell to gloss surfaces.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

 

 

 

 

the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
   
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

 

Typical Marks
ca. 2017
Basket with Bamboo Handle
Date: ca. 2017
Form: Basket
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Casserole
Date: ca.2017
Form: Casserole
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Pitcher Set
Date: ca.2017
Form: Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Nesting Bowl Set
Date: ca.2017
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified February 2, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/anderson-5