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Ray Wakeland

Biography to Display: 

1897 Born Illinois

1963 Died Tennessee


Lewis Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

School of the Art Institute of Chicago , Chicago, Illinois


Teacher, English, Industrial Arts, Pottery, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois

1954-1963 Professional Potter, Monteagle, Tennessee


Ray Wakeland is known for wheel-thrown functional pottery with earth toned glazes.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina


Bibliography to Display: 

Cooper, Karol, “La Voix des Femmes: The Saga of Violette Wakeland,” Grundy County Tennessee History,,%20Violette.pdf .






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
ca 1955-1963
Date: ca 1955-1963
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified November 4, 2019.