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John Britt

Biography to Display: 

Born Dayton, Ohio

 

EDUCATION

1982 BA Philosophy

1994 MEd Social Agency Counseling

 

BIOGRAPHY

John Britt is known for high-fired and mid-range wheel thrown pottery and experimental glazes. Britt is primarily self-taught, and has authored many publications. Britt works out of his home studio in Bakersville, North Carolina.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pomona, California  

Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Britt, John. “Hare’s Fur and Oil Spot Glazes: Demystifying Classic Ceramic Glazes.” Ceramics Monthly. June 9, 2021.

Britt, John. “Technofile: Demystifying Chrome Oxide for Fantastic Ceramic Glaze Color: Learn Properties and Characteristics of Chrome Oxide.” Ceramics Monthly. March 17, 2021.

Britt, John. “Illusions of Accuracy.” Studio Potter. Summer 2008, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p17-22. 

Britt, John. “Stamp.” John Britt Pottery: Blog. December 1, 2011. http://johnbrittpottery.blogspot.com/2011/12/stamp.html 

Britt, John. The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes. United States: Lark Books, 2007. 

Britt, John. The Complete Guide to Mid-range Glazes: Glazing & Firing at Cones 4-7. United States: Lark Ceramics, 2014. 

___________________ebook: The Quest for the Illusive Leaf Bowl and Other Assorted Articles.  

___________________ebook: Aventurine Glazes, article.  

___________________DVD: Understanding Glazes: How to Test, Tweak, and Perfect Your Glazes. 

Hopper, Robin. Functional Pottery: From Function to Aesthetics. Columbus OH: American Ceramic Society, 2008.  

Lewing, Paul. China Paint and Overglaze. Columbus OH: American Ceramic Society, 2007.  

Zamek, Jeff. “John Britt’s Ceramic History.” Ceramics Technical. Nov. 2014-Apr 2015, Issue 39, p60-65. 

 

Website(s):

http://johnbrittpottery.com/

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

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JOHN” rectangular stamp:  

 

“JB” in a rectangular stamp 

Cursive “John” 

Cursive “B” 

Cursive “John Britt” 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bowl
Date: ca 2000-2002
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.130, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.130, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
2000 - 2002
Photo: TMP
Blue Vase 1
Date: ca 2016
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Drippy Vase
Date: ca 2016
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Large Oil Spot Bowl
Date: ca 2016
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Gold and Multi Colored Espresso Cup
Date: ca 2016
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified May 18, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/britt