Monday, 31 December 2018

Warren MacKenzie, American potter, Died at 94

Warren MacKenzie was born on February 16, 1924, and died on December 31, 2018.

He was an American potter.

MacKenzie experienced childhood in Wilmette, Illinois the second most seasoned of five kids including his siblings, Fred and Gordon and sisters, Marge (Peppy) and Marilyn.

MacKenzie's secondary school days were spent at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.

He and his first spouse, Alix, contemplated with Bernard Leach from 1949 to 1952.

MacKenzie's basic, wheel-tossed useful earthenware is vigorously affected by the oriental tasteful of Shoji Hamada and Korean pottery.

MacKenzie is credited with bringing the Japanese Mingei style of ceramics to Minnesota, affectionately alluded to as the "Mingei-sota style."MacKenzie was outstanding as an educator.

Since 1952 he had instructed at the University of Minnesota, where he was a Regents' teacher emeritus.

His understudies have included Randy Johnston, Dick Cooter, Mike Norman, Jeff Oestreich, Wayne Branum, Mark Pharis, Barbara Diduk, Paul Dresang, Shirley Johnson, Michael Brady, Sandy Simon, and E.A. (Mike) Mikkelsen.

His second spouse of 30 years, Nancy MacKenzie, kicked the bucket in October 2014, at 80 years old.

Nancy was a practiced material craftsman utilizing discovered items from nature and the reuse receptacle.

For a long time, they were the essence of expressions of the human experience network of St. Croix River Valley.

He keeps on living in the home they shared outside Stillwater, Minnesota, where he kept on keeping up his studio until his demise on December 31, 2018. Warren

MacKenzie passed away at 94 years old.

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