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Verdelle Gray

Biography to Display: 

1918 Born Pomona, California

2015 Died Asheville, North Carolina 


1937 University of California, Santa Barbara, California

1947-1949 School for American Craftsman, Alfred University, Alfred, New York


1947 Studio potter

1949-1952 Oversaw pottery and demonstrations, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

1962—Began Pottery workshop, Asheville, North Carolina


Verdelle Gray produced both functional tableware and sculptures. Her interest in creating frog sculptures resulted in her being known as “the Frog Lady”.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina


Bibliography to Display: 

“Beginners Potpourri.” Ceramics Monthly (August 1957).

“Design a Birdbath with a Bird’s Mind.” Ceramics Monthly (June 1958).

Gray, Verdelle. “The Creche.” Ceramics Monthly (December 1957).

“Musical Mobiles.” Ceramics Monthly (August 1956).





the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.


Typical Marks
ca 1970
Date: ca 1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Small Pig
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 3, 2019.