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Will Swanson

Biography to Display: 

1947 Born Rochester, Minnesota

EDUCATION

MA University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1975—Studio Artist, Sunrise, Minnesota

 

Will Swanson is known for wheel-thrown and altered functional stoneware pottery meant for household use. Surface techniques include faceting in the leather-hard stage and assembling wheel-thrown segments into a finished form.

Swanson gas fires work in a reduction atmosphere. Glazes are typically limited with clay and hand-made qualities emphasized.

Swanson shares a studio with his wife Janel Jacobson. In addition to his personal creations, Swanson was instrumental in founding and for over a quarter of a century developing the annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour in Minnesota.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Espeland, Pamela. "Minnesota's Culture of Pots: A Look Inside the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour." MinnPost, May 9, 2018. https://www.minnpost.com/artscape/2018/05/minnesota-s-culture-pots-look-inside-st-croix-valley-pottery-tour/- cited, October 1, 2018_12:00PM.

 

 

Typical Marks
Yunomi
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 4"
Surface Technique: Shino Glaze
Photo: Janel Jacobson
Photo: Janel Jacobson

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified November 2, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/swanson-1