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Richard Barrie Leach, Richard Leach

Biography to Display: 

1923 Born Frankfurt, Michigan

2000 Died Albion, Michigan

EDUCATION

1945-1946 AA Flint Junior College, Flint, Michigan

1946-1948 BA Central Michigan College, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

1948-1949 University of Michigan, School of Library Science

1950-1952 MA Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

1952-1961 MFA New York State School of Ceramic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

1982-1985 Artist in Residence, Albion College, Albion, Michigan

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1949-1950 Assistant Librarian, Genesee Company, Flint, Michigan

1953-1982 Professor, Ceramics and Sculpture, Albion College, Michigan

 

Richard Barrie Leach is known as a functional potter whose work was fired in atmospheric conditions including wood and salt firing. Leach also made sculptural work.

In addition to his years as a professor of ceramics and sculpture, Leach was known as a kiln expert. He gave workshops on building two chambered cantenary arch kilns which were designed for multiple firing conditions.[1]

[1] Dane Cloutier Archives, Forrest L. Merrill Collection

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Rhodes, Daniel. Kilns, Design, Construction and Operation, 2nd ed. Radnor, PA: Chilton Publishers, 1981.

Troy, Jack. Salt Glazed Ceramics. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill, 1977.

 

 

Typical Marks

Marks include RL and an L mark that includes lead type on objects.

1995
Sculture
Form: Sculpture
Surface Technique: Salt Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Casserole
Form: Casserole
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Covered Casserole
Date: 1995
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Unglazed
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
Photo: A. A. Leach
Plate
Date: 13" diameter
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
Photo: A. A. Leach
Plate
Date: 1995
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 14" diameter
Surface Technique: Glaze
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
Photo: A. A. Leach
Vase
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 9 x 5"
Surface Technique: Glaze
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
Photo: A. A. Leach
Bowl
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 3 x 5"
Surface Technique: Glaze
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
Photo: A. A. Leach
Covered Jar
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 5 x 4"
Surface Technique: Glaze
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
Photo: A. A. Leach
Vase
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 12 x 6"
Surface Technique: Glaze
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
A. A. Leach Collection
Photo: A. A. Leach
Photo: A. A. Leach

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 4, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/leach