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Mike Strumbras

Biography to Display: 


2011BFA Studio Art, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

2011BS Biology, St Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

2017MFA Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana


2011-2012Resident Artist, 323 Clay Studio, Independence, Missouri

2012-2013Resident Artist, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York

2013-2014Resident Artist, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Colorado


2007-2011Ceramics Assistant to Steven Hill, Center Street Clay, Sandwich, Illinois

2007-2011Ceramics Instructor, Terra Incognito Studios, Oak Park, Illinois


Mike Strumbras is known for wheel-thrown porcelain pottery and vessels high-fired in a soda atmosphere.

Signature forms include ceremonial pieces and functional wares. Surface techniques include low relief curvilinear patterning in the leather-hard stage. Gold luster is applied sparingly to many of his wares followed by a glaze firing in an electric kiln.

Strumbras draws inspiration from 18th & 19th-century European slip-cast wares.


Bibliography to Display: 

Lawton, Jim. 500 Teapots: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2013.




Typical Marks
Form: Mug
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified November 1, 2019.