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Joseph Bennion, Joe

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

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. Accessed 10-13-2020.

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. Accessed 10-13-2020

 

Website(s):

www.horseshoemountainpottery.com

Artist's Studio: Horseshoe Mountain Pottery

 

 

 

Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
   
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks
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

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeff, and McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 13, 2020. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/bennion-joe