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Michael McDowell

Biography to Display: 

Born 1945 Los Angeles, California

 

EDUCATION

1968    BA Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

1970    MA Economic Theory, University of California, Los Angeles

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1975-1985 Owner and founder of The Beginning, a pottery workshop, gallery, and supply store, Bellingham, Washington.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Michael McDowell is known for high fired stoneware pottery, often with hand carved patterns or simple glaze designs. McDowell’s common forms include jars, urns, decorative bowls, teapots, mugs, and ceramic cabinet knobs.

McDowell’s work is influenced by extensive travel.  In 1986, McDowell moved to Ferndale, Washington where he continues to live and work as a studio potter.

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Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

McDowell, Michael. “Expansion Test Glazes.” Ceramics Monthly, Sept. 2013.

McDowell, Michael. “Glazing with Mount Saint Helens Ash.” Ceramics Monthly, Jan. 1981.

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

 Two diamonds, placed tip to tip

1980
Mug
Date: 1980
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 4.6 x 0.7 x 8.6 inches
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.54
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.54
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified April 17, 2023. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/mcdowell-0