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James Haggerty

Biography to Display: 

1963Born, Methuen, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

UnknownCalifornia College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California

UnknownBFA Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

UnknownCalifornia State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

PresentStudio Potter, Haggerty Ceramics, Santa Barbara, California

 

James Haggerty, is known for his simple thrown small scale forms and masterly formulated and fired glazes. Haggerty throws thin terra cotta forms that are glazed and fired multiple times. The kiln atmosphere is altered by the addition of natural materials such as pine needles or eucalyptus leaves. His passion for glazes began at the age of 15 when he took a glaze calculation course with Vivika Heino. Since then, he has become a master of the Persian Luster and firing processes, developing a range of hundreds of unique glazes.

Both  Haggerty and his wife Linda work at their studio, Haggerty Ceramics, Santa Barbara, California. Haggerty throws, glazes and fires all pieces while Linda, who had previously produced hand-painted tiles, spontaneously creates free-flowing designs that are either carved into the clay or sgraffitoed onto the glaze surface.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Janos, Linda. “Luminosity: James Haggerty’s Low-fire Lusters.” Ceramics Monthly (November 2005).

Kettmann, Matt. “The Master Glazer of Figueroa Street.” Santa Barbara Independent (October 2, 2008).

 

 

Website: http://www.haggertyceramics.com/

Artist's Studio: Haggerty Ceramics

 

Typical Marks

Inked numbers above in arch indicating date, glaze and placement in kiln. Inscribed "HAGGERTY” at center. Rectangular impressed chop/mark below.

ca. 2013
ca. 2013
Bowl
Date: ca. 2013
Form: Bowl
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Tall Bowl
Date: ca. 2013
Form: Bowl
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Crater Glaze, Luster
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Blue Luster Crater Bowl
Date: ca. 2014
Form: Bowl
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Photo: Artist
Matt Orange and Gun Metal Vase
Date: ca. 2014
Form: Vase
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Matt
Photo: Artist
Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Volcanic Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 31, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/haggerty