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Mary Lindheim

Biography to Display: 

1912 Born Newton, New Jersey

2004 Died Bolinas, California

EDUCATION

1946 California College of Arts and Crafts now California School of Fine Arts

Chouinard Art Institute now the Art Institute of California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Studio Potter and sculptor

 

Mary Lindheim is primarily known for sculptural work using stoneware and various construction techniques resulting in pieces that are wheel thrown, slab built and carved. Pieces were finished with glazes she mixed herself including a heavily textured crawl glaze she developed in the 1950s. Lindheim initially studied with Ralph Stackpole and Alexander Archipenko and later with Antonio Prieto.

Lindheim was a tireless advocate for the arts in Northern California, never hesitating to work for a cause she considered important to the field and the area.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, California

Ceramics Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University,

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Kenny, John B., Ceramic Design, Radnor, PA: Chilton & Co., 1963.

Sellers, Thomas, Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel, Professional Publications, Inc., 1960.

Swenson, Elizabeth, Jeanne Glaser, Linda Mau, Jan Presley, Jan Schachter and Rick Sherman, eds. Clay & Glass: Association of California Ceramic Artists, Association of California Ceramic Artists, 1993.

Townsend, Betsy, "Mystery Girl Hit of Oakland Art Show: Mary Tuthill No Novice to Art World," Oakland Herald Tribune, May 8, 1941.

Wasserman, Abby, ed. Mary Tuthill Lindheim: Art and Inspiration. Petaluma, CA: Cameron + Company, 2010.

 

 

 

Typical Marks
1950
1950s
1950s
1958
1960
1965
Casserole
Date: ca 1947
Form: Casserole
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Inlaid
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Blue Green Vase on Short Legs
Date: 1950
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Collection Mills College Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mary Tuthill Lindheim in Memory of Antonio Prieto
Collection Mills College Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mary Tuthill Lindheim in Memory of Antonio Prieto
Bowl
Date: 1950s
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Pit Fired Bowl
Date: 1958
Form: Bowl
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Bowl
Date: 1950s
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Wax Resist
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Small Vase with Two Indentations
Date: 1960
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Collection Mills College Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mary Tuthill Lindheim in Memory of Antonio Prieto
Collection Mills College Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mary Tuthill Lindheim in Memory of Antonio Prieto
Round Vase
Date: 1960
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Collection Mills College Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mary Tuthill Lindheim in Memory of Antonio Prieto
Collection Mills College Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mary Tuthill Lindheim in Memory of Antonio Prieto
Double Mouth Vase
Date: 1965
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Collection Mills College Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mary Tuthill Lindheim in Memory of Antonio Prieto
Collection Mills College Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mary Tuthill Lindheim in Memory of Antonio Prieto

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 7, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/lindheim-0