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Introducing Buzz Masters

February 2 - February 22, 2014



Updated November 2017

Warren MacKenzie studied painting at Art Institute of Chicago then switched to ceramics after serving in WWII. Captivated by pottery, he and his wife Alix made regular trips to Field Museum of Natural History. They then went to England for a happy and productive apprenticeship with Bernard Leach in St Ives meeting Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Shoji Hamada. On their return, they settled in Stillwater, MN where he continued his studio and still lives till today. He became professor of ceramics at the University of Minnesota teaching legions of students and making Minnesota a clay state retiring in 1990 a Regents Professor.

“Don’t overlook the less obvious pieces, the simple bowls, plates or yunomi…extraordinary objects because they are ordinary objects. It is in these that you will find the real pots, the real MacKenzie” John Reeve

The Warren MacKenzie
Scholarship Fund has been
set up at the Northern Clay Center,
Minneapolis MN.
A portion of each sale will go to this.
Individuals may contribute too.

UPDATED August 30 2017


Tan Vessel with Indents
9.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 in.