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A. V. Smith

Biography to Display: 

-- Born Penistone, United Kingdom 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

1984 – present Full-time Potter 

BIOGRAPHY 

Vaughan Smith is best known for functional, wheel-thrown earthen- and stoneware pottery such as plates, mugs, vases and bowls, as well as tiles. Different underglazes, glazes and stencils as well as sgraffito are used to decorate the work. The pieces are fired in an electric or gas kiln. Smith shares a studio with his wife, Jaqueline Cohen. Smith produces the pottery, Cohen decorates. Smith and Vaughn moved to the United States in 1985. 

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, Pomona, California

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Cohen, Jackie and Vaughan Smith, “Westcote Bell Ceramics,” Ceramics Monthly¸ 34, no. 5 (May 1986): 24 – 26. Accessed 3 November 2021ceramics-monthly-may86-cei0586d.pdf (ceramicartsnetwork.org) 

 

 

 

Typical Marks

Vaughan Smith 1987 c Prowler(s), Base 

Circle Vase
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, gift of Gary and Sandra Gordon, 2016.24.83
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, gift of Gary and Sandra Gordon, 2016.24.83
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Lange, Hanna. "The Marks Project." Last modified February 21, 2024. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/smith-12