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Winthrop Byers

Biography to Display: 

1949 Born Albany, New York


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


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 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.

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



Artist's Studio: The Byers Studio


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

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified July 1, 2023.