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Beth Changstrom

Biography to Display: 

1943 Born Evanston, Illinois

EDUCATION

1965 BA Scripps College, Claremont, California

1969 MFA Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1968-1969 Instructor, San Bernardino Art Center; San Bernardino , California

1968-1969 Instructor, Riverside Art Center, Riverside, California

1969-1970 Instructor, Chaffey Junior College, Rancho Cucamonga, California

1969-1998 Studio potter

1984-1998 Co-owner, Operations Manager, Susan Cummins Gallery,  Mill Valley, California

1998---Studio artist,painting and photography

BIOGRAPHY

Beth Changstrom is known for both thrown and cast ceramics. Her work ranged from purely functional to sculptural to whimsical functional.Late in the 1970s she began a series of functional pieces with surfaces decorated with landscape scenes painted with airbrush and glaze pencil. In the mid-1990 she began casting work using purchased molds and ones she made. The pieces ranged from teapots built from fruit forms to vases and candleholders cast using molds made from Manzinata branches. Changstrom speaks of the common thread that runs through her work that led her in 1998 to leave ceramics behind. “My close to 30 years working in the clay world included using my painting skills–both as embellishments to my pots and later inassemblage that included both clay and two dimensional images. Gradually I became more and more drawn to making art exclusively in two dimensions.”1

1.http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/MyLasso/GalleryTen-May-2018.lasso-cited10-19-2018, 11:35PM.

 

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Public Collections to Display: 

Indianapolis Art Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery , Scripps College, Claremont, California

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography to Display: 

"Arts: The Feminism is Unintentional.” The Pacific Sun Newspaper, March 3, 1989

"A Short Survey of San Francisco Bay Area Potters and Artists.” Studio Potter Magazine 13, no.1 December 1984.

 

CV or RESUME: Click Here to Download
Source: The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

WEBSITE(S):

http://bethchangstrom.weebly.com/

 

Typical Marks

Signed in iron oxide until 1974-1975, then signed same signature with a dremmel tool into glaze.

2003
Platter
Date: 1977
Materials: Porcelain
Surface Technique: Stain
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Three Cannas with Gold Blocks Plate
Date: 1984
Materials: Porcelain
Surface Technique: Stain
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Overlay Vase
Date: 2003
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Scripps College Collection, 2004.4.2
Photo: TMP
Scripps College Collection, 2004.4.2
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 21, 2023. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/changstrom