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Byron Temple

Biography to Display: 

1933 Born Centerville, Indiana

2002 Died Louisville, Kentucky

EDUCATION

1951-1952 Ceramics, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

1952-1955 Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, New York

1955-1957 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1959-1962 Apprenticed to Bernard Leach in St. Ives, England

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1962-2002 Studio Potter

 

Byron Temple's works are generally spare, simple forms referencing Bauhaus and Asian ceramics. His pieces were thrown using porcelain and then wood and salt fired. From 1962 to 1989 he created reduction-fired domestic wares.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Ball State University Museum, Muncie, Indiana

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah

Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

Museum Boymans-can Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Nelson Museum at Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizon

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Palmer Museum, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania

Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, New York

State Museum of New Jersey, Trenton, New Jersey

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Dietz, Ulysses Grant. Great Pots Contemporary Ceramics from Function to Fantasy. Newark, NJ: Guild Publishers/Newark Museum, 2003.

Levin, Elaine. The History of American Ceramics: From Pipkins and Bean Pots to Contemporary Forms, 1607 to the Present. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1988.

Nordness, Lee. Objects USA. New York, NY: Viking Press, 1970.

 

 

Typical Marks
1970s
ca 1975
ca 1980
Vase
Date: 1964
Form: Vase
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Collection Mills College Art Museum, Gift of the Artist, Antonio Prieto Memorial Collection of Contemporary Ceramics
Collection Mills College Art Museum, Gift of the Artist, Antonio Prieto Memorial Collection of Contemporary Ceramics
Box with Copper Lid
Date: 1970s
Form: Box
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Bee Hive Shaped Brush Washer
Date: ca 1975
Form: Vessel
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Teapot
Date: ca 1980
Form: Teapot
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Covered Jar
Photo: C. Rupp
Photo: C. Rupp
Button Jar
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: C. Rupp
Photo: C. Rupp
Covered Box
Form: Box
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Octagonal Box with Cord Closure
Form: Covered Box
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Salt Fired
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Covered Casserole
Form: Casserole
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Pitcher
Form: Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar with Twine
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar with Twine
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Pitcher
Form: Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Plate
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified January 28, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/temple