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Jon Ellenbogen, Rebecca Plummer

Biography to Display: 

1941 Born, Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION

BA Cooper Union, New York, New York

PhD, Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey

Professor of Engineering, University of Puerto Rico

 

Jon Ellenbogen and Rebecca Plummer make stoneware pottery intended for daily use in the home. All ingredients are naturally occurring minerals mined in the eastern United States. They employ glazes made exclusively at their studio, having been developed after many years of research. No toxic materials are used in the clay or glazes. The pottery is fired to nearly 2400 degrees F, a temperature well above the melting point of many metals.

Jon trained as an engineer at The Cooper Union and holds a PhD from Columbia University. After working on the anti-ballistic missile project at Bell Laboratories and teaching engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, he took a ceramics class at Penland School of Crafts, where he met Rebecca. He has been a potter ever since.

 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Fairbanks, Jonathan L, and Angela Fina. The Best of Pottery. Rockport, Mass: Quarry Books, 1996.

Hopper, Robin. Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose. Radnor, Pa: Chilton Book Co, 1986.

 

Website(s):

www.barkingspiderpottery.com

Artist's Studio: Barking Spider Pottery

 

 

 

Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
   
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks
Casseroles
Form: Casserole
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Glaze
Dinnerware
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified September 11, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/ellenbogen