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Samuel Thompson

Biography to Display: 

1918 Born Davidson, North Carolina

EDUCATION

Ceramic Studies, Self-Taught

Ceramic Studies, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1966-1998 Studio Potter

 

Samuel Thompson is known for wheel-thrown functional pottery and ceramic jewelry which is fired in a gas reduction kiln. Thompson uses a variety of earth toned glazes.

Thompson's jewelry, also known as “gorgets”, were based on Native American jewelry artifacts found by Thompson in Tennessee. Appearing in browns, charcoals, and greens, Thompson's pendant necklaces and jewelry feature a variety of imagery, including but not limited to the turkey, spider, woodpecker, rattlesnake, and sun circle.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

 

 

 

 

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
ca 1980-1990
Bowl
Date: ca 1980-1990
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Carved
Surface Technique: Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 2, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/thompson-0