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Sinclair Ashley

Biography to Display: 

1942 Born Chattanooga, Tennessee

1997 Died Chattanooga, Tennessee

EDUCATION

BA Fine Art, University of Chattanooga (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), Chattanooga, Tennessee

1970 Ceramics Studies, Rising Fawn Pottery, Rising Fawn, Georgia

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1968-1973 Arts and Crafts Teacher, Hamilton County Secondary Schools, Tennessee

1971-1972 Instructor Chattanooga Art Institute, Chattanooga, Tennessee

1973-1997 Studio Potter

 

Sinclair W. Ashley is known for creating functional and decorative pottery. The work was developed on the potter’s wheel, most often using stoneware clay. Ashley frequently glazed his work  in a variety of earth tones and occasionally used these glazes to create abstract landscape decorations on his work. Firing was completed in a cone 10 gas reduction kiln. Ashley worked with Charles Counts at Rising Fawn Pottery, before opening his own studio in Chattanooga.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

 

 

 

 

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
Vase
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Wax Resist
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Goblets
Form: Goblet
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sgraffito
Photo: TMP
Casserole
Form: Casserole
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sgraffito
Photo: TMP
Pitcher
Form: Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Sgraffito
Photo: TMP
Pierced Covered Jar
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified December 3, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/ashley