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William Wyman

Biography to Display: 

1922Born Boston, Massachusetts

1980Died

EDUCATION

1950BS Education, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

1951MA Columbia University, New York, New York

1953New York State College of Art, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Ceramic Professor, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

1953Studio Potter and Instructor, Scituate and East Weymouth, Massachusetts

1962Founder, Herring Run Pottery, East Weymouth, Massachusetts

 

William Wyman began his career as a professional potter in 1953. He and fellow potter Michael Cohen established Herring Run Pottery in 1962, where Wyman created a wide range of both functional and non-functional work. Wyman is well known for a series of stoneware slab built vessels often covered with sgraffito cartoons, poems or other contemporary phrases. In the 1960s Wyman dipped his smaller slab vessels in multiple glazes creating patterns of flowing colors. In 1965 after time spent in Honduras he began to create undecorated, unglazed geometric driven structures inspired by Mayan ruins which he called “Temples”.

Public Collections

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. William Wyman Ceramics. Springfield, MA: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, 1966.

Nordness, Lee. Objects: USA. New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1970.

Perry, Barbara, ed. American Ceramics: The Collection of Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, 1989.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

 

Typical Marks
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
1962
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo: TMP
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo: TMP
1977
1968
Before You Know There is Love
Date: 1962
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Temple 7
Date: 1977
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
Metropolitan Musuem of Art, Gift of Helen Palmer Andrus, in memory of Vincent Dyckman Andrus, 1980, 1980.479
Photo: TMP
Metropolitan Musuem of Art, Gift of Helen Palmer Andrus, in memory of Vincent Dyckman Andrus, 1980, 1980.479
Photo: TMP
Blue and Black Bottle
Date: 1968
Form: Bottle
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Temple
Date: 1977
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Matt
Photo courtesey Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Photo courtesey Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
White Slab Bottle
Date: 1968
Form: Bottle
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified July 18, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/wyman