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Winthrop Byers

Biography to Display: 

1949 Born, Albany, New York

EDUCATION

1971 BS, Labor Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1975— Studio Potter

1986 Arts/Industry Residency Program, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

 

Winthrop Byers is a functional potter working in stoneware. His platters, plates, bowls and vases are wheel thrown and simple in form; many are large-scale. Most pieces are sprayed with multiple layers of glaze and high-fired in a reduction atmosphere.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Cushing, Val (editor). The Ceramics Design Book. Ashville, NC: Lark Books, 1998.

Gustin, Chris, and Chris Staley. Best of Pottery 2. Rockport MA: Quarry Books, 1996.

 Hopper, Robin. The Ceramic Spectrum. Radner. PA: Chilton Book Co., 1983.

 ___. Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2004.

 Lark Crafts. 500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design. Ashville NC: 2003.

 Lark Crafts. 500 Plates & Chargers: Innovative Expressions of Function and Style. Ashville NC: 2008. 

 

Website(s):

http://thebyersstudio.com/

Artist's Studio: The Byers Studio

 

Typical Marks
Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 26, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/byers