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Henry Lyman

Biography to Display: 

Born 1944  Rochester, New York

 

EDUCATION

1966    BFA Alfred University, Alfred, New York

1970    MFA University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

 

BIOGRAPHY

Henry Lyman is known for hand-built porcelain vessels with highly detailed surface textures, often referencing sea life.

Lyman’s “Coupling Pots” (1979) in the Smithsonian American Art Museum collection, resemble a pair of jellyfish entwined. These pieces are often finished with matte color washes to highlight the texture.

Lyman studied with artist Rudi Autio at the University of Montana.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

LYMAN in capital letters either incised or  applied with glaze.

ca 1974
ca 1975
Covered Jar
Date: ca 1974
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Teapot with Six Cups
Date: ca 1975
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Date: 1971
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.226, gift of the American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.226, gift of the American Ceramic Society

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 27, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/lyman