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John Fassbinder

Biography to Display: 

1931 Born

EDUCATION

BA, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

MFA, Scripps College/ Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Studio Potter

Instructor, Central Washington State University, Ellensburg, Washington

Late 1940sInstructor, Chouinard Art Institute, now California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, California

Instructor, Citrus College, Glendora, California

Instructor, Scripps College, Claremont, California

Instructor, Painting and drawing, Pomona College, Claremont, California

 

John Fassbinder is known for a full range of wheel-thrown stoneware functional pottery forms. A dominant surface decoration on the light ground, predominate his production. Surface techniques include textured areas, clay-on-clay decoration, colored glazes, underglaze pencil, and glaze brushwork painting.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Scripps College, Claremont, California

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Levin, Elaine. “John Fassbinder. Ceramics Monthly 27, No. 9 (November 1979).

Lynn, Martha Drexler. American Studio Ceramics: Innovation and Identity, 1940 to 1979. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015.

 

 

Typical Marks

Signature in oxide across foot with 3chops on side wall just above the foot or on foot-rim.

1965
ca 1965
1970-1980
ca 1988
ca 1988
Bottle
Date: 1965
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Covered Jar with Two Handles
Date: ca 1965
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Carved
Surface Technique: Glaze, Inlaid
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Plate with Agapanthus
Date: ca 1988
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Covered Box
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Hayne Bayless
Photo: Hayne Bayless
Square Vase with Four Necks
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Scripps College Collection, MFA 27
Photo: TMP
Scripps College Collection, MFA 27
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Square Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Scripps College Collection, MFA 50
Photo: TMP
Scripps College Collection, MFA 50
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 3, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/fassbinder