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David Voorhees

Biography to Display: 

1950 Born Garden City, New York

EDUCATION

1970 BA Fine Art, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1979—Studio Potter

1996-2012 Owner with wife, Hand in Hand Gallery, Flat Rock, North Carolina

 

David Voorhees is known for producing functional stoneware and porcelain pottery.  The work is high fired in a gas kiln or the wood salt/soda kiln Voorhees designed and built. Some of his work is fired in an oxidation atmosphere in an electric kiln. Voorhees has also explored raku firing.

Voorhees was influenced by his parents, who were both fine artists, David Leach who introduced him to porcelain, and many other potters and artists.

An interview with David Voorhees from The Potters Cast can be accessed here.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Lawton, Jim. 500 Teapots: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design, v. 2. Asheville, NC: Lark Crafts, 2013.

 

 

 

 

the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
   
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

 

Typical Marks

Marks are typically printed or scratched into base of pot, usually with two-digit date. Some marks also have a symbol indicating location of studio where object was made for potter’s reference.

2017
Covered Jar
Date: 2017
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Donna McGee. "The Marks Project." Last modified November 4, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/voorhees