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Phyllis Savage

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BA Mathematics, City College of New York, New York New York

JD Fordham University School of Law, New York New York

2001 Summer-New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2002 University of Georgia, summer with Shigaraki artists, Japan

Workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine; Hood College, Frederick, Maryland; and Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana


2005—Studio Potter


Phyllis Savage is known for using stoneware and porcelain to produce functional and decorative vessel forms and sculptures.

Much of the work is influenced by Japanese techniques and sensibilities.



Typical Marks

Encircled chop pressed into clay or stamped on with contrasting color. Shapes in mark are a loose translation of last name, Savage, in Katama, one component of a Japanese writing system.

Purple Jug
Date: 2007
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Ash Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Blue and White Flat Jug
Date: 2017
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 22, 2019.