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Helen Slater, Helen Slater Zager, Helen Palsov Slater Zager

Biography to Display: 

1920 Born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013 Died, Santa Rosa, California

EDUCATION

1936-1938 Dress Design, Philadelphia School of Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chouinard Art Institute (California Institute of the Arts), Los Angeles, California

1960sUniversity of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1938-1939 Miniature Accessory Fabricating, Margit Neilsen Studio, New York, New York

1965-1983 Designer, Metlox Pottery, Manhattan Beach, California

1979 Antioch College Master Craftsman Project, Yellowspring, Ohio

 

Helen Slater studied with Otto and Vivika Heino at Chouinard before transferring to University of Southern California where she studied with Susan Peterson. Slater worked in her studio either using stoneware or porcelain but is better known for time spent, 1965 to 1983, as a designer for Matlox Pottery in Manhattan Beach where she designed numerous sets of dinnerware and serving pieces for the factory.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Slater, Helen. “Working with an Apprentice.” Ceramics Monthly (February 2000).

 

Website(s):

http://www.helenslaterdesign.com/

 

Typical Marks
1981
1980-1990
Plate
Date: 1981
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Tooth Fairy Box
Date: 1980s
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Underglaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Figure in a Pot-Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
June Sakata Collection
Photo: TMP
June Sakata Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
The Potter-Sculpture
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
June Sakata Collection
Photo: TMP
June Sakata Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 12, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/slater