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Kit Cornell, Katharine Cornell

Biography to Display: 

1941 Born New York, New York

2017 Died Exeter, New Hampshire



1963 BA English Literature, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York



1971-1975 Manager, Clay Studio, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire

1987-1994 Coordinator of Studio Potter Network and Editor, Studio Potter

1994-2017 Studio Potter Magazine



Kit Cornell is known for working in stoneware and porcelain.  She primarily produced functional, wheel thrown pots, fired in a reduction atmosphere. Cornell occasionally used local ash glazes on her pots, a favorite was an Apple wood ash glaze.

Her work was inspired by the ceramics of Asian, Middle Eastern, and British potters.










Bibliography to Display: 

Cornell, Kit. “One Vessel at a Time.” The Studio Potter Journal 45, no. 1.



Typical Marks

A hand, carved into a stamp; she had several stamps in different sizes to correspond with the sizes of the pots she made. 


Tea Pot
Surface Technique: Celadon
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 23, 2023.