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Malcolm Wright

Biography to Display: 

1939 Born Minnesota

EDUCATION

1962 BA Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont

1967MFA George Washington University, Washington, DC

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1968-1970 Apprenticed to Takashi Nakazato, Karatsu, Japan

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1968—Studio Potter

1970-1980 Faculty, Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont

 

Malcolm Wright and his wife, Marjorie, established Turnpike Road Pottery, Marlboro, Vermont in 1970. In the early 1970s he taught at Malboro College and established the ceramics program. Wright works with stoneware, porcelain and brick clay, sometimes combining them to achieve a variety of color and surfaces. He uses a wood-fueled, Korean design “split bamboo” kiln built in 1972 and fired two or three times each year since. Wright produces a wide range of functional pieces. When his functional work takes on sculptural characteristics it may remain functional.

Takashi Nakazato came to Wright’s Vermont studio and produced a large body of work. They were given an exhibition, "The Bridge of Fire," at The Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Massachusetts. "The Bridge of Fire" later toured six other museums in the United States.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts

Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont

Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, Iowa

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Idemitsu Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Michelle and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Urasenke Society of New York, New York, New York

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Morse, Samuel. Bridge of Fire: Two Potters East and West. Springfield, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, 1992.

Wright, Malcolm. “Pottery and Sculpture”, The Studio Potter (December, 2005).

_______________. "About Blowholes", The Log Book, no.19 (2004).

_______________. “Collaborating with Takashi Nakazato”, The Studio Potter 21, no. 1 (December 1991).

_____­­­_________, et. al., “In Praise of Feet”, The Studio Potter 18, no.2 (June 1990).

Skove, Margaret. Functional Ceramics and Sculpture. Fort Dodge IA: Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 2000.

Stockwell, Craig. "Review," Art New England, February/March, 2008.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website: http://theturnpikeroad.com/

Artist's Studio: The Turnpike Road Pottery

 

Typical Marks
1966
1970
ca 1975
ca 1980
ca 1980
2014
2014
2014
2014
Low Vase
Date: 1966
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown (Straw Ash Glaze)
Surface Technique: Ash Glaze
Photo: John Polak
Photo: Rostislav Eismont
Square Bowl
Date: 1970
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Ash Glaze
Photo: John Polak
Photo: Rostislav Eismont
Large Bowl with Scalloped Edge
Date: ca 1975
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Temmoku Glaze, Woodfire
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Bowl with Fluted Rim
Date: ca 1980
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Dimensions: 5 x 13"
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Triangular Vase
Date: 2014
Form: Vase
Materials: Terracotta
Surface Technique: Ash Glaze
Photo: John Polak
Photo: Rostislav Eismont
Rice Bowl
Date: 2014
Form: Bowl
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown (Brick Clay)
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Pod Form #5
Date: 2014
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Extruded (Brick clay.)
Surface Technique: Slip
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Two Story House #1
Date: 2014
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Extruded
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Rice Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Vase
Form: Vase
Materials: Terracotta
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Vase
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Ash Glaze, Woodfire
Courtesy Bidsquare
Courtesy Bidsquare
Tall Vase
Form: Vase
Materials: Brick Clay
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Ash Glaze, Woodfire
Courtesy Bidsquare
Courtesy Bidsquare

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 11, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/wright