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Martha Longenecker

Biography to Display: 

1920 Born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2013 Died

EDUCATION

1941 BA University of California, Los Angeles, California

1952 MFA Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1945 Studio potter, Claremont, CA

Taught Extension Service of the University of California, Los Angeles, California

Idyllwild Art Foundation, Idyllwild, California

1955-1990 Professor, San Diego State University, San Diego, California

1978-2005 Founder/Director, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California

 

Martha Longenecker’s ceramic production is wheel thrown stoneware vessel forms. Initially a student of Laura Andreson at University of California, Longenecker went on to graduate school studies in painting with California School of painters’ artist Millard Sheets and studies in ceramics with Richard Petterson. It was at Claremont that she encountered Soetsu Yanagi and later went on to study pottery in Japan with Shoji Hamada.

Longenecker was a teacher who in 1955 established the ceramics program at San Diego State University and in 1978 founded and oversaw the development of the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, CA.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Forster, Ken. Biographies in American Ceramic Art 1870-1970. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2010.

Nordness, Lee. Objects USA. New York, NY: Viking Press, 1970.

 

 

 

Typical Marks
1946
1946
Bowl
Date: 1946
Form: Bowl
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Centerpiece Bowl with Animals in the Jungle painted by Millard Sheets
Date: 1946
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Mingei Jar
Date: 1968
Form: Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified April 16, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/longenecker