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McKenzie Smith

Biography to Display: 


BFA University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 

MFA University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 



Residency, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana 

Core Student, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina 

Residency, Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada 

Residency, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland 



Studio potter 



McKenzie Smith is known for functional stoneware pottery influenced by English folk pottery. The pots are typically wheel thrown and often altered. Areas are left unglazed to contrast the warm stoneware color with the tan, black, and occasionally blue brush strokes1Regarding firing, Smith says, “I am drawn to wood and salt/soda firing because of the rich effects these firings techniques have on the clay, slips, and glazes I use.”2 


1. February 18, 2019, 4:00PM. 

2. February 18, 2019, 4:00PM. 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, California


Bibliography to Display: 

Burleson, Mark. The Ceramic Glaze Handbook: Materials, Techniques, Formulas. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2003. 

Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2000. 

Turner, Anderson. Electric Firing: Creative Techniques. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society, 2008.





Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art


Typical Marks
Date: 1995-1999
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of  Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.77, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.77, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 13, 2020.