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Donald R. Schaumburg

Biography to Display: 

1919 Born Oakland, California

2003 Died Phoenix, Arizona

EDUCATION

1941 BA Art Education, California College of Arts, Oakland, California

1951 MFA Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California

1957-1959 Post-Graduate Coursework, Marguerite Wildenhain, Pond Farm,Gurneville, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1942-1945 United States Navy

1946-1949 Faculty, Palamar College, San Marcos, California

1952-1953 Teacher, La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California

1953 Faculty, San Diego State University, San Diego, California

1953-1988 Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

BIOGRAPHY

Donald Schaumburg is known for thrown and altered gas fired functional pottery. Clays used included stoneware, or porcelain depending on the form. Schaumburg's stoneware pottery appears in a variety of earth toned glazes, while his porcelain wares are brighter in color. Across both bodies of work. Schaumburg's ssurface techniques used in the leather hard stage included altering forms out of round, and carving geometric patterns into the surfaces. In addition to his gas fired stoneware and porcelain, Schaumburg also created a number of works finished in a raku firing.

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, CLaremont, California

 

 

Typical Marks
1967
1993
1996
Large Jar
Date: 1967
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Vessel
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Vessel
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Vase
Date: 1996
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Raku
Scripps College Collection, 2016.7.55
Photo: TMP
Scripps College Collection, 2016.7.55
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 26, 2023. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/schaumburg