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Nancy Patterson Lamb

Biography to Display: 

1927 Born Wausau, Wisconsin

EDUCATION

1950 Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, California

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1945–1949 Work Study, Albert & Louisa King Pottery, Los Angeles, California

1954–1956 Guest Artist, Royal Porcelain Factory, Copenhagen, Denmark

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Chief Designer, Peitou Ceramic Plant, Taipei, Taiwan

1957 Arabia Factory, Helsinki, Finland

1965-1992 Owner, Principal Potter, Iron Mountain Stoneware Inc., Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee

 

Nancy Patterson-Lamb is known for creating functional pottery. Lamb was the principal artist and head designer of Iron Mountain Stoneware, where she was responsible for creating at least 12 different lines of pottery over the course of 27 years in business. Early works were especially influenced by modernist Scandinavian ceramics principals; later works explore a more painterly approach to the ceramic surface. Patterson-Lamb, creating much of the work herself, also employed up to 15 people at Iron Mountain's operation. Signature forms revolve around a standard dinnerware set.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Lamb, Nancy Patterson. “Iron Mountain: Shaping the Earth.” Studio Potter 9, no.2 (1981).

Reif, Rita. “Touch of Scandinavian from Laurel Bloomery, Tenn.” New York Times, February 1, 1967.

 

 

 

 

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
Coffee Service
Form: Coffee Set
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Oval Platter
Form: Platter
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Brushwork, Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Pitcher
Form: Sake Set
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified December 22, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/lamb