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Wanda Lea Austin , Wanda Austin

Biography to Display: 

1925 Born Peoria, Illinois

2006 Died Burnsville, North Carolina 

EDUCATION

1969 BA Asheville-Biltmore College, Asheville, North Carolina (now University of North Carolina at Asheville)

1971 MSW University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Black Mountain School, Black Mountain, North Carolina

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1951-2006 Potter

1971-1977 Social Worker

1985-1989 Social Worker

 

Wanda Lea Austin made wheel thrown, functional red earthenware: vases, bowls, platters, pitchers, cups, plates, ashtrays, and jam pots. The brushed images on Austin’s work are motifs taken natural world.

Her studies in art and ceramics included courses at the Art Institute of Chicago, Black Mountain College, and Kalamazoo Institute of Art.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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

The typical known signature is “Wanda Lea,” scratched into base of pot.

Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild

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