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Joseph Bennion, Joe Bennion

Biography to Display: 

Born 1952 Utah

 

EDUCATION 

1980 Coursework, Tuscarora Pottery School, Tuscarora, Nevada 

1982 BFA Ceramics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 

1986 MFA Ceramics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

1982 – Studio Artist 

  

BIOGRAPHY 

Joseph Bennion is known for wood fired treadle wheel thrown functional stoneware.  Surface techniques include alterations in the wet stage, made with Bennion's fingers and simple tools at the end of the throwing process. Bennion often adds salt to the atmosphere of the wood kiln to enhance the glaze effects. Finished wares appear in a variety of earth toned colors.

 

 

Public Collections

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Bennion, Joseph. "Aethetic Communion," Ceramics Monthly 34 no. 10 (Dec. 1986).

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Olpin, Steve (Dir.). The Potter's Meal. 1992. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr7pILsRcR0.

Rogers, Phil. Salt Glazing. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

Snow College Entrepreneurship Seminar: Joe and Lee Benion [sic] 10-31-2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF4pA7Sjg7E.

 

Website(s):

https://www.facebook.com/HorseshoeMountainPottery

Artist's Studio: Horseshoe Mountain Pottery

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

Chop, "Y," impressed into raw clay, rectangular in shape. 

1980-1982
Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Casserole
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Gravy Boat
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Salt Fired
Jean and Paul Adams Collection
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Teapot
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Salt Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.38, gift of the American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.38, gift of the American Ceramic Society
1980-1992

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeff, and McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified May 18, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/bennion