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Jade Snow Wong, Constance Wong, Connie Wong

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION  

1942, BA, Economics and Sociology, Mills College, San Francisco, California 

1976, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Arts, Mills College, San Francisco, California 

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

1952-1985 Potter, Travel Agent  

1985-2005 Travel Agent 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Jade Snow Wong is known for wheel thrown functional stoneware, fired in reduction in a gas kiln. According to Wong, “Incised design through slip is a favorite way of decorating (for me).”1 Wong worked in clay from the early 1950s though 1985. 

F. Carlton Ball was her instructor at Mills College. In addition, Wong attended a seminar with guest instructors Bernard Leach. She is known to have collaborated with Katherine Choy, founder of the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York,  while both were students at Mills College.  

Wong is also well known for functional work in copper and enamel.  

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York 

Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, California 

 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Wong, Jade Snow. Fifth Chinese Daughter. New York NY: Harper and Brothers, 1945. 

Wong, Jade Snow, Maxine Hong Kinston, Kathleen Hanna, and Forrest l. Merrill. Jade Snow Wong: A Retrospective (catalog). San Francisco CA: Chinese Historical Society of American, 2002.  

Wong, Jade Snow. No Chinese Stranger. New York NY: Harper & Row, 1975.  

 

 

Typical Marks
Bowl
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Small Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
June Sakata Collection
Photo: TMP
June Sakata Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Pitcher and Cups (Sake Set), Collaboration with Katherine Choy
Form: Sake Set
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Jun Sakata Collection
Jun Sakata Collection
Bowl, Stoneware
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
June Sakata Collection
June Sakata Collection
June Sakata Collection
June Sakata Collection
Cup and Pitcher
Form: Cup, Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
June Sakata Collection
June Sakata Collection

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 11, 2021. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/wong-0