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James Robinson

Biography to Display: 

1950 Born Keene, New Hampshire

 

EDUCATION

Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, Oregon

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1971---studio potter

 

Biography

James Robinson collects local clays that he uses to create functional objects and sculptures. The functional pieces are thrown, altered and finished with the addition of clay slabs. The surfaces carry carved and sgraffito images of fish, birds and animals.

Robinson hand builds sculptures that often take the form of animals, the Polar Bear often appears. The pieces are then given multiple coats of glaze before being fired to cone 10 in a reduction atmosphere.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Robinson, James. “Fear of Silica, an Approach to Stable Stoneware”. Studio Potter 9, no. 2 (June 1981).

_____________. “Body Building for Potters: A Clay Blending Formulary”. Studio Potter (June 1988).

_____________. “Confessions of a Test Fiend: A Country Potter Comes to NCECA”. NCECA Journal (Fall 1988).

 

 

 

Typical Marks
1969-1971
early 1970s
late 1970s-mid-1980s
late 1980s
1990s
Salmon Spirit Basket
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Shino Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 17, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/robinson-1