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Roger S. Bailey

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1925 Born Pennsylvania

1997 Died San Luis Obispo, California


1949 BA Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania

1951 MA University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa


1958-1961 Ceramics Instructor, Palomar Junior College, Palomar, California

1961-1979 Professor, Ceramics, California Polytechnic State, University, San Luis Obispo, California



Roger Bailey is known for wheel thrown stoneware, and porcelain with crystalline glaze. Later pieces were raku or pit-fired. (raku: a firing technique originating in Japan. In the USA, a pot is removed from a kiln at glaze maturation, and usually immersed in a post-firing reduction of combustibles such as straw, leaves, etc. resulting in a dark, smoky surface).

 Roger Bailey taught ceramics at the college level for twenty years. In 1966, he began a business, Architectural Arts,  in San Luis Obispo with a former student, Roger Marshall.



Typical Marks
Covered Jar
Date: 1975
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

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