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Carl Erich Paak, Carl Paak

Biography to Display: 

1922 Born

1991 Died

EDUCATION

1950 BAE Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1953 MA Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1955 New York State College of Ceramic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

1953-1956 Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1950-1952 Instructor, Elgin Academy, Elgin, Illinois

1953-1956 Assistant Professor, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa

1956-1987 Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Carl Paak was known for producing both functional and sculptural ceramics, from 1950s through 1960s he focused on functional work and for his focus on sculptural   in the 1970s and 1980s. He used both stoneware and porcelain sometimes throwing the pieces on the wheel and at others using various hand building techniques.

Paak’s many surface technique experiments included those impressing stones and glass into the clay and the use of intricate underglaze paintings.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Paak, Carl. The Decorative Touch: How to Decorate, Glaze and Fire Your Pots. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1981.

________. How to Decorate, Glaze, and Fire Your Pots. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1981.

_________, Ralph Fanning. A Library Research in Persian Ceramics. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1953.

 

 

 

Typical Marks
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Plate
Date: 1980
Form: Plate
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Sculpture
Date: 1967
Form: Sculpture
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

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