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Legatha Walston, Legatha Joan Walston

Biography to Display: 

1943 Born, Lookout Mountain, Georgia

2011 Died, New Salem, Georgia

EDUCATION

1964 Government Training Program in Pottery, Rising Fawn Pottery, Rising Fawn, Georgia

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1964-1969 Production Potter, Rising Fawn Pottery, Rising Fawn, Georgia

1969-1971 Production Potter, Savannah, Georgia

1971-2011 Sole Proprietor, Principal Potter, The Legatha Shop, Rising Fawn, Georgia

 

Legatha Joan Walston is known for wheel thrown stoneware functional pottery. Vessels are developed on the potter's wheel. Signature forms include covered jars, among a variety of other utilitarian objects. Surface decoration in the greenware stage is minimal. The exterior of taller pieces were worked in the leather hard stage. This decorative technique was seen most often in covered jars and feature fluid geometric carvings separated using horizontal lines. Walston's glazing palette is most often muted; featuring a variety of satin-matte to gloss earth tones, purples, and whites. Iron spotting is present in many of her glazes, due to the reduction firing process of iron-rich stoneware clay.

Walston studied with Charles Counts.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

 

Artist's Studio: The Legatha Shop, Rising Fawn Pottery

 

 

 

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. 1974
ca. 1977
ca. 1985
Bud Vase
Date: ca.1974
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Pot
Date: ca. 1977
Form: Pot
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Lidded Jar
Date: ca. 1985
Form: Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeff. "The Marks Project." Last modified December 22, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/walston