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Christopher Rumme

Biography to Display: 

1952 Born Iowa

2018Died Asheville, North Carolina


1974 Luther College, Decorah, Iowa


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




Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



Center for CraftCenter For Craft


Typical Marks

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

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 March 29, 2022.