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Ethel Julia Bouffleaur

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION 

1920 BA University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 

1925 MA University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 

 

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

1922-1924 Instructor of Art, Iowa State College (now Iowa State University), Ames, Iowa 

1928  Director of Art, State Teacher’s College, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 

Julia C. G. Piatt Memorial Fellowship: Studied elementary art education in France and school of Professor Granz Cizek, Vienna, Austria to develop technique of approach to free expression in children’s art. 

BIOGRAPHY 

Ethel Julia Bouffleur is known for stoneware pottery with decorative natural imagery, such as landscapes, trees, and leaves glazed with solid matte colors.  

In the 1920s, Bouffleur helped develop the ceramics program at Iowa State College, now Iowa State University.  Her interest in childhood education is shown in her work with both Professor Erwin Christensen and Theodore Karwoski of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Bouffleur received The Julia C. G. Piatt Memorial Fellowship, which was used to study elementary art education in France and the school of Professor Granz Cizek, Vienna, Austria to develop technique of approach to free expression in children’s art.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Public Collections to Display: 

Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography to Display: 

 Caulum, Vera. “Who’s There and Where.” The Iowa Homemaker, vol. 8, no. 2, 1928, Iowa State University: Digital Repository.https://core.ac.uk/download/83023295.pdf   

Last accessed October 29, 2022. 

“Iowa College Pottery.” Iowa State University: University Museums.  https://emuseum.its.iastate.edu/people/1452/iowa-college-pottery/object  

Last accessed October 29, 2022. 

 

Artist's Studio: Iowa College Pottery

 

Typical Marks

Marks include an early version of the ISC (Iowa State College) impressed logo and a later impressed monogram of the artist, JE, in a circle.

1922-1924
Vase
Date: 1922-1924
Materials: Earthenware
Dimensions: 11.25" x 8"
Surface Technique: Glaze
Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, 87.326
Photo: Brunnier
Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, 87.326
Photo: Brunnier
Photo: Brunnier
1922-1924
Photo: Brunnier
Vase
Date: 1922-1924
Materials: Earthenware
Dimensions: 8.75" x 5.5"
Surface Technique: Glaze
Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, 87.327
Photo: Brunnier
Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, 87.327
Photo: Brunnier
Photo: Brunnier
1922-1924
Vase
Date: 1926-1930
Form: Vase
Dimensions: 8.75" x 7"
Surface Technique: Glaze
Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, 87.328
Photo: Brunnier
Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, 87.328
Photo: Brunnier
Photo: Brunnier
1926-1930

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified February 14, 2024. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/bouffleaur