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Tyrone Larson, Tyrone Dean Larson, Ty Larson, Julie Belle Larson

Biography to Display: 

See also, Julie Belle Larson.

1938 Born

EDUCATION

Self-taught potter

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1955-1966 United States Army

1966 Studio Potter

Tyrone Larson began working with his wife Julie Larson in 1966. Tyrone, a self-taught potter did most of the wheel throwing, while Julie concentrated on glazing, and designing new pieces which referenced Italian pieces she had seen as she grew up in Italy. Work that was geometric and architectural often used slab construction techniques. From 1966 to 1986 their preferred clay body was stoneware often decorated with 23 K Gold and Platinum Lusters.

After 1986 their work was completely collaborative.  They began to cast porcelain allowing them to further develop their interest in the architectural and geometric forms of earlier slab constructed work. Julie applied a thick coat of glaze directly to the unfired porcelain forms.  She covered the surfaces with bold geometric areas then often added the silhouette of an animal. The surfaces of many of these pieces are airbrushed using slip and then given a coat of clear overglaze.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, Pomona, California

Arts & Science Center Museum, Statesville, North Carolina

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina

Lannan Museum, Palm Beach Community College, West Palm Beach, Florida

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

Utah Museum of Art, Salt Lake City, Utah

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“An Exciting New Trend for the Tabletop-Contemporary American Crafts.” Food and Wine (May 1984).

Bevlin, Marjorie Elliott. Design Through Discovery, 1st ed. New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977.

Bringle, Cynthia. “Julie & Tyrone Larson.” Studio Potter (Summer 1974).

Coyne, John, ed. The Penland School of Crafts Book of Pottery. Indianapolis, IN: Rutledge: Bobbs-Merrill, 1975.

Flock, Jenny and Arthur Efland. “Tyrone & Julie Larson.” Craft Horizons (August 1971).

Pearson, Katherine. American Crafts: A Source Book for the Home. New York, NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1983.

Rothenberg, Polly. The Complete Book of Ceramic Art. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 1972.

Slater, Tom. “Tyrone & Julie Larson.” Ceramics Monthly (April 1971).

__________. Pottery Decoration. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill, 1976.

 

Artist's Studio: Larson Pottery

 

 

 

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
1975-1978
1966-1986
1986—
1992
Covered Jar
Date: 1973
Method: Thrown (Cobalt and Rutile stains banded on top of raw glaze, 23k gold luster bands as trim.)
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster, Stain
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Butterfly Cube Jar
Date: 1975
Method: Thrown, Slab Built (Slab-built with wheel thrown flange and lid. Colored metallic lusters, ceramic decal butterfly and 23k gold luster bands as trim.)
Surface Technique: Luster, Transfer or Decal Decorated
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Casserole
Date: 1975-1978
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Collection American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.203.abc, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Collection American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.203.abc, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 26, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/larson