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Eileen Reynolds, Eileen Reynolds Curtis, Rossi Reynolds

Biography to Display: 

1917 Born

1977 Died Sausalito, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1943-1977 Studio potter

 

Eileen Reynolds and her husband Rossi Reynolds worked with earthenware and stoneware which they glazed with blue and white underglaze with a clear over glaze. 

Reynolds set up her first studio in 1943 where she worked for the next five years with her husband Rossi Reynolds.

She had a design relationship with Heath Ceramics before Heath established its iconic cast dinnerware.

After the death of Rossi Reynolds, Eileen married Ross Curtis and over the years they began to work together in a studio they established in Sausalito, California. Most of the Eileen and Ross Curtis forms which were wheel thrown by Eileen and decorated by Ross show the influence of Greek and Persian pottery.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, California

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

M H de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California

National Ceramic Museum, Faenza, Italy

Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

 

 

Typical Marks

Both Eileen and Rossi Reynolds put a lot of information on their pots. This was scribed into the foot and included clay and glaze codes. The studio seal, two backed R’s, designed by Wilder Bentley, was added in the late 40’s. After the death of Rossi and the development of more stoneware most of the information was deleted except the seal and the initial of the artist, “E”.

1950
1957
Bowl
Date: 1950
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Bowl
Date: 1957
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 17, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/reynolds