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Angela Fina

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1937Born Saratoga Springs, New York

2013Died Amherst, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

1959BS Art Education, Cum Laude, Nazareth College of Rochester, Rochester, New York

1965MFA Ceramics, School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

 

Angela Fina is known for her work in high fired porcelain and her development of a palette of original glazes.

Fina’s clean and simple forms reflect their practical utility. Although most of her work was thrown, she also hand built pieces using slabs or extrusion methods.  Fina focused on the chemistry and formulation of glazes resulting in the range of rich glazes used to finish her pots. She fired in the same gas kiln for most of her career.

Fina is also well known for the containers she made for Ikebana, or Japanese floral arrangements.

Public Collections

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Bibliography

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Fina, Angela and Jonathan Fairbanks. Best of Pottery 1. Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers, 1996.

Gustin, Christopher. Best of Pottery 2. Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers, 1998.

Levine, Nancy. Hardcore Crafts. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1976.

 

 

Typical Marks
ca 2000
ca 2002
2009
Casserole
Date: 1978
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Faceted Jars
Date: 1980
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Shino Glaze
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Spaghetti Jar with Slip Trailing
Date: ca 1983
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Slip Trailing
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Ikebana Ring
Date: ca 2000
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Trumpet Ikebana Container
Date: ca 2002
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 16 x 3.75
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Set of Five Dahlia Vases
Date: 2008
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Rose Sphere Vase
Date: 2009
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Large Red Ikebana Container
Date: ca 2013
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 5 x 15"
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Faceted Cups
Form: Cup
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.749, Scripps  College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.749, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.746, Scripps  College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.746, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

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