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Lisa Dolliver

Biography to Display: 

1956 Born Massachusetts


1975-1988 Student of Makoto Yabe, DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, Massachusetts

1999—Ceramic Instructor, Recreation Department Ceramics Program, Wayland, Massachusetts


1997—Earth Changes Pottery, Maynard, Massachusetts

2010—Sudbury Valley School, Ceramics Program Director


 Lisa Dolliver makes functional porcelain pottery that is often marbled with colored clays and carved. Dolliver creates an organic marbled effect by throwing the wedged colored and white porcelain on the potter’s wheel. Another decorative technique used by Dolliver is altering her pots with organic line carvings that change the once round shape of the wheel-thrown pot to a repetitive rippling form.

Dolliver studied with Makoto Yabe for 13 years at DeCordova Museum School. Yabe influenced her use of color.



Typical Marks


Turning Blue Vase
Materials: Colored Clay, Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Herrera, Carolyn. "The Marks Project." Last modified July 6, 2023.