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Sasha Makovkin, Alexander I.

Biography to Display: 

1928 Born

2003 Died

EDUCATION

1952 BA University of British Columbia

1987 MA Theology New College Berkeley, California

APPRENCICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1959 Pond Farm with Marguerite Wildenhain

1988-1989 Artists (with his wife Susan) in Residence at Princeton Seminary, New Jersey

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1954-1957 Heath Ceramics, Sausalito, California

1966-1970 College of the Redwoods, Mendocino, California

 

Sasha Makovkin typically threw pieces which his wife Susan decorated. His work ranged from functional stoneware forms to sculpture and architectural installations.

Makovkin dug the stoneware clay he used for his functional pieces from Mt Tamalpias. Long before it was popular, Makovkin fired his work in a diesel fueled kiln using a mixture of used motor oils.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

http://hildapertha.blogspot.com/2013/09/sasha-and-sue-makovkin.html

 

Artist's Studio: California

 

Typical Marks

Symbols below used with or without Makovkin name.

1968
1952-1972
1972—
Quetzal Vase
Date: 1968
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Pot with Fish (with Susan Makovkin)
Date: 1990
Method: Carved (Carved fish by Susan Makovkin.)
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Vase
Date: 1992
Surface Technique: Ash Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 5, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/makovkin