Warren MacKenzie

Warren MacKenzie (b. 1924) is one of America’s greatest living potters and an inspiration to younger generations.

Having apprenticed at the Leach Pottery in 1952, MacKenzie brought the Mingei aesthetic to the St. Croix Valley where it took root and spread. An inspired teacher, MacKenzie embodied the philosophy, impressing young potters with a dedication to the ideals of simplicity, serviceability and rough beauty. His work is collected by the world’s finest museums.

Warren MacKenzie is featured in the Crossroads episode of Craft in America.

See other work by MacKenzie in our Virtual Exhibition

L: Warren Mackenzie, Yellow Box, Courtesy of Trax Ceramic Gallery
R: Warren Mackenzie at the wheel, Mark Markley photograph

See objects from Craft in America: Expanding Traditions, a seven-city traveling exhibition that ran from 2007-2009, and other Virtual Exhibitions

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