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Jane Elizabeth Hillman

Biography to Display: 

1952Born New York, New York

EDUCATION

1968 Pottery classes, 92nd Street Y, New York, New York

1974 BFA New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1976-2006 White Dog Pottery Studio, Northampton, Massachusetts, Easthampton, Massachusetts

 

Jane Hillman is known for two distinctly different types of work: A line of functional wares which feature an underglaze painted, an abstracted animal with sponged blue borders; and hand pinched blue-and-white angel ornaments with color accents. Baby sets with the newborn’s name and birth date were an important part of Hillman’s production. Hillman was one of the first potters to have designs produced offshore with a line of salt and pepper shakers made in China.

 

Website(s):

www.whitedogpottery.com

Artist's Studio: White Dog Pottery

 

Typical Marks

"Early pots have my first name, Jane craved into the porcelain often with a bird on the bottom. These are hard to see so I started using cobalt slip to sign my name. Mostly it was just 'jane', sometimes with the date and with larger pieces I wrote White Dog Pottery and the date. The angels, cats, dogs, birds, and other animal figures were stamped with Jane with the copyright symbol and 1992 these marks are also hard to read," Jane Hillman.

1982
1996
1992
ca 1999
2017
Angel
Date: 1992
Form: Ornament
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Blue and White
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Teapot
Date: 1996
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Vase
Date: ca 1999
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Vase
Date: 2017
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 1, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/hillman