Warren MacKenzie is active/lives in Minnesota, Illinois. Warren MacKenzie is known for oriental-influenced wheel-thrown pottery, vases, teaching.
Biography Warren MacKenzie
Warren MacKenzie (born February 16, 1924) is a North American craft potter. He grew up in Wilmette, Illinois the second oldest of five children including his brothers, Fred and Gordon and sisters, Marge (Peppy) and Marilyn. His high school days were spent at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.
MacKenzie and his first wife, Alix, studied with Bernard Leach from 1949 to 1952. His simple, wheel-thrown functional pottery is heavily influenced by the oriental aesthetic of Shoji Hamada and Korean ceramics. He is credited with bringing the Japanese Mingei style of pottery to Minnesota, fondly referred to as the "Mingei-sota style."
MacKenzie has described his goal as the making of "everyday" pots. Accordingly, although his p
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