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Donn Young, Walhalla Pottery

Biography to Display: 

1946 Born Cincinnati, Ohio

EDUCATION

1969-1970 Throwing Fundamentals, Arts and Craft Center at Ft. Hood, Texas

1968 BS Zoology, Chemistry and German, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1973 MS Botany, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1976 PhD Botany/Statistical, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1969-1970Chemical Officer, 1st Armored Davison Artillery, US Army, Fort Hood, Texas

1975-2007 Research Scientist, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio

2007—Potter, Walhalla Pottery, Columbus, Ohio

 

Donn Young is known for functional wheel-thrown stoneware and porcelain pottery and wall tiles. Young uses multiple surface techniques in pottery and tile work including carved, colored slips and multiple glazes.

During Army service, Young first encountered clay at the Arts and Crafts Center at Ft. Hood, Texas. Following retirement in 2007, Young worked as a potter at Walhalla Pottery. Since 2014 he has focused exclusively on cone 10 porcelain, creating dinnerware and wall tiles.

 

Artist's Studio: Walhalla Pottery

 

Typical Marks

Marks have been used since 1972.

2014
2014
Coffee Mug
Date: 2014
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Mugs
Date: 2017
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Photo: Artist
Plate
Date: 2017
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Artist
Fireplace Surround
Date: 2017
Form: Tile
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Artist
Casserole
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist

Citation: Carolyn Herrera. "The Marks Project." Last modified May 1, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/young-0