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Don Lewis, Don Thomas Lewis

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1961 Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

APPRENTICESHIPS

1961 Pond Farm, Marguerite Wildenhain

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

United States Marines-GI Bill

Studio Potter

 

 Don Thomas Lewis is known for work that reflects the German traditions he learned from Marguerite Wildenhain which he blended with Spanish influences as well as southern pottery traditions. His work was typically salt fired.

Lewis was attracted to clay when he saw an exhibit of pieces by Charles Counts in 1960 and he went on to study with Counts at Rising Fawn, Georgia. He then went on to study with Marguerite Wildenhain.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, Pomona, California

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Bonham, Roger D. “12 Designer Craftsman.” Ceramics Monthly 15, no.5 (May 1967).

Wagner, Ron. “Independent Spirit. Furman.” For Alumni and Friends of the University 53, no. 4 (Winter 2011).

 

 

 

 

Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
   
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks
1972
1961-2000
Weed Pot
Date: 1972
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Collection American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.3.399, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Collection American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.3.399, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Lantern
Date: 1961-2000
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 4, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/lewis-2