Ken Ferguson

Ken Ferguson (1928-2004) was a ceramic artist and teacher known for combining animal figures with vessel forms. His work draws from folklore and mythology and melds traditions from Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

For 32 years, he taught and served as the chairman of the ceramics department at the Kansas City Art Institute. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Art and Design, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Garth Clark Galleries, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Ken Ferguson working at the wheel, Gloria Baker Feinstein photograph

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