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Christopher Rumme

Biography to Display: 

1952 Born Iowa

2018Died Asheville, North Carolina

EDUCATION

1974 Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1978—Studio Potter

 

Christopher Rumme’s work consists of functional vessels with intricately patterned brushwork surfaces. Although his signature work uses a stoneware clay body, he has also made pots in earthenware and porcelain.

Rumme, grew up in Japan where his father was a Lutheran missionary.

Rumme’s work is influenced by Marguerite Wildenhain, with whom he studied for two summers, his time in Japan, and also Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

 

 

 

the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
   
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

 

Typical Marks

First initial and last name scratched into raw base base of pot. 

1987
Pitcher
Date: 1987
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Mixed Methods, Altered
Surface Technique: Brushwork, Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified May 13, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/rumme