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Michelle Erickson

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1982BA Fine Arts, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1993—Studio Potter, Michelle Erickson Pottery, Inc., Hampton, Virginia

1995-2011Co-Owner, Period Designs, Yorktown, Virginia

2001—Contributing Author, Ceramics in America

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

2012Artist in Residence, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England

2013-2014Professional Fellowship Award, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

 

Michelle Erickson creates a range contemporary work drawing inspiration from historical ceramics. Erickson has devoted much of her career to clay research, working to rediscover lost ceramic formulae and techniques. She also has significant experience in 17th and 18th century reproduction pottery. Her research of historical ceramics led her to work with a large variety of clay bodies using a range of methods and surface techniques. Erickson also uses her ceramic works for social and political commentary. Among Erickson's historicizing forms are a Bonnin and Morris Pickle Stand, a Moravian squirrel bottle and a faience ring bottle. Erickson has also produced a body of slipware and other wares, generally unmarked, that reference historic objects. 

To see videos of Michelle Erickson at work, visit her Victoria & Albert Museum Channel at:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/channel/search/michelle%20erickson/.

Public Collections

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Erickson, Michelle, “Dots Dashes and Squiggles: Early English Slipware Technology,” Ceramics in America (2003).

­­­­­­________________, “Swirls and Whirls: English and American Agateware Technology,” Ceramics in America (2003).

________________, “Making a Bonnin and Morris Pickle Stand,” Ceramics in America (2007).

________________, “Making a Moravian Squirrel Bottle,” Ceramics in America (2009).

________________, “Making a Fiance Ring Bottle,” Ceramics in America (2009).

Lark Books, ed. 500 Figures in Clay. Ashville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2004.

Schwartz, Judith. Confrontational Ceramics. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Sweet, Marvin. The Yixing Effect: Echoes of the Chinese Scholar. Beijing China: Foreign Languages Press, 2006.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website: http://michelleericksonceramics.com/

Artist's Studio: Michelle Erickson

 

Typical Marks
ca 2012
ca 2014
ca 2014
Teapot
Date: ca 2012
Form: Teapot
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Dendrite Charger
Date: ca 2014
Form: Charger
Materials: Earthenware, Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Robert Hunter
Photo: Robert Hunter
Koi Junk
Form: Teapot
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Gavin Ashworth
Paradise Lost
Form: Platter
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Drape Mold
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Medisinal Virtues
Form: Vessel
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Tea Koi
Form: Teapot
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Pickle Stand
Form: Vessel
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Cast, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Agateware Teapot
Form: Teapot
Materials: Colored Clay, Agateware
Method: Cast, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze
Collection Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Photo: Artist
Collection Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Bottle
Form: Bottle
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Molded
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 6, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/erickson