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Lee Shank, Leland Dale Shank

Biography to Display: 

Born 1938  Laurens, Iowa

Died 2014  Jacksonville, Florida

 

EDUCATION

Iowa Northern University, Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1962 US Army, draftsman, Teacher, pottery assistant to Teruo Hara, Corcoran Museum and Art School, Washington, District of Columbia.

Studio Assistant, Toshiko Takaezu.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Lee Shank is best known for glazed porcelain beads and jewelry as well as functional stoneware pottery. Shank and wife, Dorothy Hutchins Shank, worked together in Shank and Shank Pottery. 

Nationally known as a potter, Lee Shank invented and developed several machines to help potters with their daily work, including the Grabber Pad, Bead Rollers, Amazing Glazing Machine®, and Lee’s Soup-a clay product.

 

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Steger, Susan. “Leland Dale Shank – A tribute to a local artist.” Fernandina Observer. Last accessed: 17 December 2021.  Leland Dale Shank - A tribute to a local artist - Fernandina Observer

Shank Lee. “amazing glazing machine.” Youtube, September 27 2012. Last accessed: 17 December 2021.  amazing glazing machine - YouTube

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

“Shank” at base.

Plate
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: W. 12.6 inches
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.165, gift of the American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.165, gift of the American Ceramic Society

Citation: Lange, Hanna. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 17, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/shank