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Bruce Winn, Roseberry Winn

Biography to Display: 

1959Born East Windsor, Connecticut

2012Died Tiverton, Rhode Island

EDUCATION

1983BFA Program in Artisanry, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

1988MFA Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Faculty, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York

Faculty, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, New York

Faculty, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

1997-2002Co-Owner, Roseberry-Winn Pottery and Tile LLC, Providence, Rhode Island

2002-2012Co-Owner, Roseberry-Winn Pottery and Tile LLC, Tiverton, Rhode Island

2002Koopman Distinguished Chair, Hartford Art School, The University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

Faculty, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

 

 

Bruce Winn is known for wheel-thrown and altered porcelain functional work. Glazes of a high color key palette are used in repeated geometric or floral motifs.

Winn's pottery and glazing patterns reflect his interest in Japanese, 18th century French, and 19th century British pottery traditions. At Boston University, Winn studied with Richard Hirsh and Christopher Gustin and, later at Cranbrook, studies with Graham Marks.

In addition to individual works in clay, in 1997 Winn with his husband, Michael Rosenberry, developed Roseberry-Winn Pottery and Tile, LLC. Rosenberry specialized in glaze chemistry developing a 14 color glaze palette while Winn focused on slip-casting forms and pottery production. The pottery produced, “Textural, low-relief art tiles, tableware, pottery, vases and lamps ...” [1]  Roseberry-Winn Pottery and Tile, LLC’s products features floral and/or geometric motifs in low relief patterns.

[1] https://www.oldhouseonline.com/old-house-directory/roseberry-winn-pottery-tile  (09/10/2018 6:25 ET)

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Stockholm Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

 

 

Typical Marks
1988
1988
1994
Jar
Date: 1988
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Yunomi
Date: 1988
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Teapot
Date: 1994
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified November 9, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/winn