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February 18 - March 5, 2016




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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

Warren MacKenzie AMERICAN MASTER

Shino Jar w/Finger Wipes
7.75 x 6.5 x 7.5 in.  
stoneware

Shino Bowl w/ Finger Wipes
3.75 x 9.5 in.  
stoneware

Medium Yellow Platter with Stripes
2 x 12.5 x 12.5 in.  
stoneware

Tan Platter with Iron Pours
2.5 x 13.5 in.  
stoneware

Oatmeal Teapot w/Brush Marks
4.5 x 8 x 7 in.  
stoneware

Large Bowl with Flange, White with Blue Splatters

stoneware

Medium Platter with Finger Wipes
4 x 19 x 19 in.  
stoneware

Warren MacKenzie: American Potter



Drop Rim Shino
4 x 11 in.  
stoneware

Carved Vase Cream and Grey
10 x 6 x 6 in.  
stoneware

Medium Grey Platter, Iron w/Blue
12 x 12 x 2.25 in.  
stoneware

Small Shino Teapot with Pie Crust Edge
4.25 x 5.75 x 7 in.  
stoneware

Tall Faceted Tenmoku Vase
9.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 in.  
stoneware

Tan Vase with Finger Wipes
10.25 x 7.5 x 7.5 in.  
stoneware

Tan Vessel with Indents
9.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 in.  
stoneware

Iron over Shino Vase w/ Stamp Marks
12 x 9 in.  
stoneware

Tall Vase w/ Finger Wipes
12 x 4 in.  
stoneware

Shino Jar w/Stamping and Ash
12 x 9 in.  
stoneware

Shino Jar with Finger Marks
12 x 4.5 in.  
Ceramic

Shino Jar with Handles and Black Rim
13 x 4.3 in.  
Ceramic