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Dennis Bern, Wendy Elwell

Biography to Display: 

1950 Born Benton Harbor, Michigan

2012 Died

EDUCATION

AA Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, Michigan

Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1980-2012 Studio Potter

 

Dennis Bern is known for a combination of soft stoneware clays, wood ash glazes, and gas reduction firing to achieve quality. He worked with his wife, Wendy Elwell. They operated BernWell Pottery Studio and Gallery that featured distinctive works of the husband and wife potters.

Bern is an accomplished steel fabricator, welder, and wood worker. Elwell works on lamps with sculpted surface decorations and functional pottery.  

 

Artist's Studio: Bern Well 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
Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Platters
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Drape Mold
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified September 7, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/bern