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Mark Shapiro

Biography to Display: 

1955 Born New York, New York

EDUCATION

1978 BA Anthropology, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

1987, 1989Penland School, workshop studio assistant, with Michael Simon and Mary Roehm, Penland, North Carolina

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1980—Studio Potter

 

Mark Shapiro’s interest in early American stoneware is an ongoing inspiration for his work which includes the exploration of bottle, flask and other domestic forms.  His work is often altered by paddling or carving thrown forms. The colors on his stoneware are the result of wood firing. Some of his pieces have glazes used in geometric patterns or as abstract calligraphy.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

rosenfieldcollection.com

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Braham, Jeanne and Mary Schjeldahl. Made By Hand: Art and Craft in the Heartland of New England. Beverly, MA: Commonwealth Editions, 2004.

Dietz, Ulysses G. Great Pots: Contemporary Ceramics from Function to Fantasy. Madison, WI: Guild Publishing, 2003.

Ferrin, Leslie. Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object. Madison, WI: Guild Publishing, 2001.

Rogers, Phil. The Penland Book of Ceramics: Master Classes in Ceramic Techniques. Asheville, NC:  Lark Books, 2002.

Shapiro, Mark, ed. A Chosen Path: the Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes. Chapel Hill, NC:University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Smith, Paul J. Objects for Use: Handmade by Design. New York, NY: American Craft Museum, 2000.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: http://www.stonepoolpottery.com/

Website(s):

http://www.stonepoolpottery.com/

Artist's Studio: Stonepool Pottery

 

Typical Marks
ca 1990
ca 2000
ca 2014
2016
Tower Box with Arrows
Date: ca 1990
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Top Handle Teapot
Date: ca 1990
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Flask
Date: ca 2000
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Flask with Writing
Date: ca 2000
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Box
Date: ca 2012
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Box with Conical Lid
Date: ca 2014
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Large Covered Jar
Date: 2016
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 16"
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Salt Fired, Woodfire
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 3, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/shapiro