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Herbert Cohen, Herb Cohen

Biography to Display: 

1931 Born New York, New York

EDUCATION

1952 BFA New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

1956 MFA New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

United States Army, Korea

Ceramics Instructor, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Designer, Hyalyn Porcelain Company, Hickory, North Carolina

Exhibits Director, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

1968-1969 Acting Director, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

1970s-2010 Potter/sculptor, Studios 2, Inc., Blowing Rock, North Carolina

 

Herbert Cohen earned both a BFA and an MFA from Alfred where he took workshops with Marguerite Wildenhain and Bernard Leach. He created both functional ware and sculptures using stoneware. Cohen’s work is frequently embellished with intricate abstract patterns that are carved into the surface. His forms can range from those influenced by Wildenhain to pure mid-century modern.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

 

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

 

 

 

the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
   
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

 

Typical Marks
before 1960
1960—
ca 1960
ca 1970
ca 1974-1988
ca 1975
ca 1975-89
ca 1978
1982
ca 2000
ca 2003
Vase
Date: 1954
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Pitcher
Date: ca 1962
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Dimensions: 5 x 5.25"
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Large Candlestick
Date: ca 1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 10.25"
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Pedestal Bowl
Date: ca 1975-1980
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 10" x 8"
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Casserole
Date: ca 1974-1988
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Platter
Date: ca 1978
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mint Museum,1978.188, Museum Purchase
Mint Museum,1978.188, Museum Purchase
Platter
Date: ca 1979
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mint Museum,1994.44.2, gift of Mrs. Joan Thalheimer in honor of Mrs Ann Slesinger
Mint Museum,1994.44.2, gift of Mrs. Joan Thalheimer in honor of Mrs Ann Slesinger
Compote
Date: 1982
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Wax Resist
Mint Museum,1983.58, gift of Mrs . Anne M. Chaplin
Mint Museum,1983.58, gift of Mrs . Anne M. Chaplin
Platter
Date: 1992
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Vase
Date: ca 2000
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Covered Jar
Date: ca 2003
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mint Museum, 2005.19.5a-b, gift of Elizabeth and Leo Kohn
Mint Museum, 2005.19.5a-b, gift of Elizabeth and Leo Kohn

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 11, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/cohen-0