Richard Notkin

Richard Notkin (b. 1948, Chicago, IL) is a ceramic artist who works in Helena, Montana. Influenced by the tradition of Yixing pottery, his work is a vehicle for political commentary.

He received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from the University of California, Davis. His work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design among others.

Richard Notkin is featured in the Landscape episode of Craft in America.

Richard Notkin, Cube Skull Teapot (Variation #23), Yixing Series, 2000

Richard Notkin, 20th Century Solutions Teapot: With or Without Reason, detail, Yixing Series, 2003

In this excerpt from Craft in America's Landscape episode, artist Richard Notkin shows us work he created to express his anger about the folly of war.

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