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Gunnel Schmidt

Biography to Display: 

1946 Born Ronneby, Sweden  

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

1977- 1982 Potter, Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 

2000 Staff, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

  

BIOGRAPHY 

Gunnel Schmidt is known for functional, high-fired vessels which are wheel thrown and altered, with attached slabs and glazed surfaces. Schmidt also makes sculpture, and wall pieces, which can incorporate mixed media.  

Schmidt is influenced by time spent growing up at her family’s second home in the woods of Sweden. More recently, Schmidt was influenced by Shawn Penpinto, the former administrator at Harvard Ceramics Program, who pushed and challenged her.   

 

WEBSITE(S):

www.gunnelschmidt.com

Artist's Studio: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard.

 

Typical Marks

First name, “Gunnel,” scratched into raw clay.

2014
2014
Teapot
Date: 2014
Form: Teapot
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
2014-present
Photo: TMP
Tall Sculptural Bowl
Date: 2014
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Assembled
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 24, 2021. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/schmidt-1