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Helen Watson

Biography to Display: 

1926Born Laredo, Texas

2003Died Laredo, Texas

EDUCATION

1947BA, Functional ceramics, Scripps College, Claremont, California

1949MFA, Functional and sculptural ceramics, Scripps College, Claremont, California

1952-1955Functional and sculptural stoneware, The Konstfackakolan, Stockholm, Sweden

1966Technical emphasis, New State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1950-1952Faculty, Chaffey College, Upland, California

1955-1957Chairman Ceramics Department, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California

1958-1982Chairman Ceramics Department, Otis Art Institute (Otis College of Art and Design), Los Angeles, California

 

Helen Richter Watson is best known for stoneware architectural sculptural forms. Works range in size from 2 to 8 feet. She also created functional vessels.

Large interior and exterior mosaics and relief sculptures were part of her production.  She occasionally used earthenware and porcelain.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Watson-Jones, Virginia. Contemporary American Women Sculptors. Oryx Press, 1986.

Watson, Helen Richter. “Monumental Sculpture.” Ceramics Monthly 28 no.4 (April 1980).

 

 

Typical Marks
1962
1992
1952
Pear #1
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Vase
Date: 1948
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Scripps College Collection, MFA 12
Photo: TMP
Scripps College Collection, MFA 12
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified November 8, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/watson