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Kathryn Finnerty

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1986Commercial Industrial Arts Diploma, Ceramics and Design, George Brown College of Applied Arts, Toronto, Canada

1987Special Student, Ceramics and Design, Sheridan College of Applied Arts, Ontario, Canada

1989BFA Studio Art, Ceramics, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

1993MFA Studio Art, Ceramics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1991Visiting Instructor, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

1994-1995Visiting Artist | Lecturer, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1995-1996Lecturer, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1996-1997Ceramics Instructor, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, Canada

1996-1997Ceramics Instructor, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

1997Visiting Lecturer, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska

1998Visiting Lecturer, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1998Visiting Lecturer, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

1997-2000Associate Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

2000—Studio Potter, Pleasant Hill Pottery, Pleasant Hill, Oregon


Kathryn Finnerty is known for earthenware wheel-thrown and/or hand-built decorative and functional vessel forms. Heavily influenced by 19th-century British Victorian majolica, Finnerty develops surfaces focused on the overall ornamentation of the vessel. Glazes are applied over a white base coat. Finnerty uses sprigging, raised line and sgraffito techniques.

Later work looks to the natural world for subject matter although her interests in the European decorative ceramic sensibilities are still evident. The functional vessel form is consistent throughout Finnerty’s career.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

therosenfieldcollection.com

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Fairbanks, Jonathan, and Angela Fina. The Best of Pottery, v.1. Bloomington, IN: Quarry Books, 1996.

Hall, Sherman, “Celebrate the Object.” Ceramics Monthly (2004).

Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001.

Hopper, Robin. Ceramic Spectrum. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001.

___________. Functional Pottery. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2000.

___________. Making Marks, Discovering the Ceramic Surface. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society, 2004.

Tourtillott, Suzanne J.E. 500 Pitchers: Contemporary Expressions of a Classic Form. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2006.

Tourtillott, Suzanne J.E. 500 Teapots Contemporary Expressions of a Timeless Design. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2002.

         

 

 

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Source: Artist

Artist's Studio: PLEASANT HILL POTTERY

 

Typical Marks
Cup
Form: Cup
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Engobe, Gilding, Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Jar
Form: Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Incised
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Plate
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Plate
Form: Plate
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Bee Hive Bud Vase
Form: Vase
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Pitcher
Form: Pitcher
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Triple Vase
Form: Vase
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

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