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The Eighteenth Century Change in Technology and Style from the Famille-Vert Palette to the Famille-Rose Palette

Author:
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Vandiver, Pamela B.  Search this
Editor:
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1986
Citation:
Kingery, W. David and Vandiver, Pamela B. 1986. "The Eighteenth Century Change in Technology and Style from the Famille-Vert Palette to the Famille-Rose Palette." In Ceramics and Civilization II: Technology and Style. Kingery, W. David, editor. 363–382. Columbus, OH: American Ceramic Society.
Identifier:
59342
ISBN:
9780916094768
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_59342

Oral history interview with Val Cushing, 2001 April 16

Interviewee:
Cushing, Val M.  Search this
Interviewer:
Carney, Margaret, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Archie Bray Foundation  Search this
Alfred University  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Val Cushing, 2001 April 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Glazing (Ceramics)  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12255
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226929
AAA_collcode_cushin01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_226929
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Oral history interview with Val Cushing

Interviewee:
Cushing, Val M.  Search this
Interviewer:
Carney, Margaret, 1949-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Alfred University -- Faculty  Search this
Alfred University -- Students  Search this
Archie Bray Foundation  Search this
Archie Bray Foundation -- Faculty  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 April 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Val Cushing conducted 2001 April 16, by Margaret Carney, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Cushing's studio, Alfred Station, New York.
Cushing speaks of his early interest in drawing; applying to Alfred University without a portfolio and being accepted on an athletic scholarship to play football; his teachers at Alfred including Katherine Nelson, Charles Harder, Marion Fosdick, Kurt Ekdahl, and Dan Rhodes; his classmates at Alfred including Herb Cohen, Marty Moskof, Marty Chodos, Luis Mendez, Ed Pettengill, and Richard Homer; the influence of Marguerite Wildenhain, who came to Alfred to teach for two weeks in 1952 (Cushing's senior year); his first job making pots at Santa's Workshop in Adirondack Mountains in New York in 1951, and the value of throwing every day; learning that "technique is not enough"; his travels; serving in the military police in Fort Dix, New Jersey, during the Korean War; visiting the Metropolitan Museum to sketch pots; meeting his wife Elsie Brown, who was private-duty nurse in New York; Charles Harder as an administrator and teacher; attending graduate school at Alfred on the G.I. Bill from 1954 to 1956; his decision to become teacher rather than full-time potter at the suggestion of Charles Harder; teaching at University of Illinois in 1956 and then Alfred University in 1957; the "famous" dialogues between Charles Harder and Bernard Leach; the importance of designing functional handmade objects; the evolution of the American craft market; his work for Andover China; exhibitions; his close-knit ceramics community in the 1950s and 1960s; his relationships with galleries including American Hand and The Farrell Collection in Washington, D.C., Helen Drutt Gallery and the Works Gallery in Philadelphia, The Signature Shop & Gallery in Atlanta, Martha Schneider Gallery in Chicago, and Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor, North Carolina; teaching at Penland, Haystack, Arrowmont, Archie Bray, and Anderson Ranch; "the Alfred connection at Archie Bray" and his grant to study at Archie Bray in 1968; the importance of Alfred's summer school to the history of contemporary clay in America; the value of university training; Bob Turner's and Ted Randal's influence on his work through their "philosophic stance" and "presence as artists"; his working space and his 1983 NEA grant to adapt an existing barn for use as a studio; the influence of nature on his work; working with kick wheel, Soldner wheel, Venco Pug Mill, natural gas and electric kilns; his glaze expertise; opportunities for experimentation; his love of jazz music and its influence on his working methods; pricing his pots; commissions; ceramic workshops as theatrical "performances" and an American phenomenon; the role of specialized periodicals in the craft field; the difference between craft critics and painting and sculpture critics; and the place of ceramics in museum collections in the United States and abroad.
Cushing also talks about his involvement with NCECA [The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts], the American Craft Council, and the American Ceramics Society; the lack of political and social commentary in his work; his teaching experiences in Europe and Asia; his participation in the opening of The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan; and the importance of ceramic history for the contemporary ceramist. He also recalls Susan Peterson, Bill Pitney, Marv Rickel, Don Frith, Winslow Anderson, Ken Deavers, Joan Mondale, Joan Farrell, Don Reitz, Gerry Williams, Bill Parry, Ken Ferguson, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Val Cushing (1931- ) is a ceramic artist and potter from Alfred Station, New York. Margaret Carney (1949- ) is the director of the Schein Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art in Alfred, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Glazing (Ceramics)  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cushin01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9572d0cc4-97cb-44d7-9531-068cec70f0b4
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-cushin01
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[Trade catalogs from Lockheed Aircraft Corp.]

Company Name:
Lockheed Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Aerol Co., Inc. [Subsidiary] ; Lockheed Missles & Space Co. ; Automotive Products Co. Ltd. (London, United Kingdom and Leamington Spa, United Kingdom)  Search this
Notes content:
Letters to W. A. Lenzer of the Cincinnati Butcher's Supply Co. from A. T. Gardiner, Jr. of Aerol Co., Inc. regarding mounting data and installation of "Aerol-Seal" wheels and Airlite "sealed hub wheels" ; three blueprints for "Aerol-Seal" wheels ; "Airlite" wheels ; other Aerol industrial wheels or casters ; "Materials Handling & Packaging Standards: Volume III" from the Lockheed Missles & Space Co. ; "Facts About the Lockheed in Which You Are Flying", an information booklet for passengers ; Lockheed "Lodestar" airplane ; "LI-1500: A Silica Composite Thermal Insulation" by R. M. Beasley and Y. D. Izu "...Presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society..." ; "Look to Lockheed for Leadership" engineering and manufacturing plant ; Lockheed "Lodestar" scale model building instructions and drawings ; Lockheed "12" airplane ; Lockheed "Electra Model 10E" specifications ; Lockheed "Vega Model 5C" specifications ; Lockheed "Orion Model 9D" specifications ; Lockheed "14" airplane ; Lockheed brake fluid ; "Lockheed-Gates Straight Line Brake Servo System" ; "Lockheed-Gates" booster ; "Lockheed Fluid Remote Control for Marine Engines" ; "Airdraulic" shock absorbers ; "Lockheed Hydraulic Actuation" for aircraft ; "Lockheed" trailer brakes ; "Purolator" metal element filters ; "Lockheed" hydraulic remote controls ; "Autoloc" slave cylinders ; "Lockheed-Babcock Hydraulic Remote Damper Control Gear" ; "Lockheed" hydraulic brakes ; hydraulic brake service manual ; "Lockheed Avery Hoses & Self-Sealing Couplings" ; Lockheed Concept 80 ; cardiac monitoring system
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
66 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Burbank, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Luggage; travel; travel services and traveling accessories (including trunks; briefcases; and other traveling accessories)  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Briefcases  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Glass  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Luggage  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Porcelain  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Travel  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27340
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27340

Program of the twenty-ninth annual meeting of the American Ceramic Society : seven meetings in one, Divisions of Art, Enamels, Glass, Heavy Clay Products, Refractories, Terra Cotta and Whitewares : each meeting separately and all of them simultaneously : exhibit of ceramic products at Arts and Crafts Studio, to be held at Book-Cadillac, February 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, Detroit, Michigan

Title:
Twenty-ninth annual meeting of the American Ceramics Society
Author:
American Ceramic Society Meeting (29th : 1927 : Detroit, Mich.)  Search this
Subject:
American Ceramic Society  Search this
Physical description:
42 p. : ill., map ; 19 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Congresses
Date:
1927
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK3700 .A52 1927
NK3700.A52 1927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_386001

American Ceramic Society [Folder]

Additional name:
A.Cer.S.  Search this
ACerS  Search this
American Ceramics Society  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Westerville (Ohio)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_102712

Harvey K. Littleton papers, 1946-1975

Creator:
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Subject:
American Ceramic Society  Search this
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Jugtown Pottery (Firm)  Search this
Wisconsin Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Citation:
Harvey K. Littleton papers, 1946-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9159
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211353
AAA_collcode_littharv
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211353

Charles Fergus Binns papers, 1875-1934

Creator:
Binns, Charles Fergus, 1857-1934  Search this
Subject:
American Ceramic Society  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Citation:
Charles Fergus Binns papers, 1875-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6727
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208852
AAA_collcode_binnchar
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208852

The minerals of bentonite and related clays and their physical properties

Author:
Shannon, Earl V.  Search this
Ross, Clarence S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1926
Citation:
Ross, Clarence S. and Shannon, Earl V. 1926. The minerals of bentonite and related clays and their physical properties. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 9(2): 77-96.
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_136258

Variations in the Practice of Ceramic Technology in Different Cultures: Comparison of Korean and Chinese Celadon Glazes

Author:
Vandiver, Pamela B.  Search this
Cort, Louise A.  Search this
Handwerker, C.  Search this
Editor:
Notis, M.  Search this
McGovern, P. E.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1988
Citation:
Vandiver, Pamela B., Cort, Louise A., and Handwerker, C. 1988. "Variations in the Practice of Ceramic Technology in Different Cultures: Comparison of Korean and Chinese Celadon Glazes." In Ceramics and Civilization IV. Notis, M. and McGovern, P. E., editors. 125–175. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society.
Identifier:
56779
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_56779

Contributions to Glass: From Tableware to Lightpipes

Author:
Kreidl, N. J.  Search this
Uhlmann, D. R.  Search this
Vandiver, Pamela B.  Search this
Editor:
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1989
Citation:
Kreidl, N. J., Uhlmann, D. R., and Vandiver, Pamela B. 1989. "Contributions to Glass: From Tableware to Lightpipes." In Ceramics and Civilization V. Kingery, W. David, editor. 257–278. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society.
Identifier:
56848
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_56848

Stoneware Industry of the Indus Civilization: An Evolutionary Deadend in the History of Ceramic Technology

Author:
Vidale, Massimo  Search this
Editor:
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1990
Citation:
Vidale, Massimo. 1990. "Stoneware Industry of the Indus Civilization: An Evolutionary Deadend in the History of Ceramic Technology." In Ceramics and Civilization V. Kingery, W. David, editor. 231–256. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society.
Identifier:
56958
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_56958

Venuses and Wolverines: The Origins of Ceramic Technology at Dolni Vestonice, Czechoslovakia, ca. 26,000 B.P

Author:
Vandiver, Pamela B.  Search this
Soffer, Olga  Search this
Klima, B.  Search this
Svoboda, J.  Search this
Editor:
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1990
Citation:
Vandiver, Pamela B., Soffer, Olga, Klima, B., and Svoboda, J. 1990. "Venuses and Wolverines: The Origins of Ceramic Technology at Dolni Vestonice, Czechoslovakia, ca. 26,000 B.P." In Ceramics and Civilization V. Kingery, W. David, editor. 13–82. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society.
Identifier:
56959
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_56959

Culture Contact and Ceramic Evolution: Examples from Mesoamerica

Author:
Neff, Hector  Search this
Editor:
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1990
Citation:
Neff, Hector. 1990. "Culture Contact and Ceramic Evolution: Examples from Mesoamerica." In The Changing Roles of Ceramics in Society, Ceramics and Civilization V. Kingery, W. David, editor. 159–182. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society.
Identifier:
56970
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_56970

The Buff and the Grey: Ceramic Assemblages and Cultural Process in the Third Millennium BC Central Zagros, Iran

Author:
Henrickson, Robert C.  Search this
Editor:
Notis, M. R.  Search this
McGovern, P. E.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1989
Citation:
Henrickson, Robert C. 1989. "The Buff and the Grey: Ceramic Assemblages and Cultural Process in the Third Millennium BC Central Zagros, Iran." In Cross-Craft and Cross-Cultural Interaction in Ceramics, Ceramics and Civilization IV. Notis, M. R. and McGovern, P. E., editors. 81–146. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society.
Identifier:
56973
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_56973

Technology and Style in Ancient Ceramics

Author:
Wright, Rita P.  Search this
Editor:
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1985
Citation:
Wright, Rita P. 1985. "Technology and Style in Ancient Ceramics." In Ceramics and Civilization: Ancient Technologies to Modern Science I. Kingery, W. David, editor. 5–25. Columbus, OH: American Ceramic Society.
Identifier:
59295
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_59295

XIIIth to XVIII Century Ceramics from the Paterna-Manises Area (Spain)

Author:
Jornet, A.  Search this
Blackman, M. James  Search this
Olin, Jacqueline S.  Search this
Editor:
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1985
Citation:
Jornet, A., Blackman, M. James, and Olin, Jacqueline S. 1985. "XIIIth to XVIII Century Ceramics from the Paterna-Manises Area (Spain)." In Ceramics and Civilization: Ancient Technologies to Modern Science I. Kingery, W. David, editor. 235–255. Columbus, OH: American Ceramic Society.
Identifier:
59296
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_59296

Structure, Processing, Properties, and Style of Corinthian Transport Amphoras

Author:
Vandiver, Pamela B.  Search this
Koehler, C. G.  Search this
Editor:
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1986
Citation:
Vandiver, Pamela B. and Koehler, C. G. 1986. "Structure, Processing, Properties, and Style of Corinthian Transport Amphoras." In Ceramics and Civilization II: Technology and Style. Kingery, W. David, editor. 173–216. Columbus, OH: American Ceramic Society.
Identifier:
59341
ISBN:
9780916094768
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_59341

The Boundaries of Technology and Stylistic Change

Author:
Wright, Rita P.  Search this
Editor:
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1986
Citation:
Wright, Rita P. 1986. "The Boundaries of Technology and Stylistic Change." In Ceramics and Civilization II: Technology and Style. Kingery, W. David, editor. 1–20. Columbus, OH: American Ceramic Society.
Identifier:
59343
ISBN:
9780916094768
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_59343

Egyptian Faience, The First High-Tech Ceramic

Author:
Vandiver, Pamela B.  Search this
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Editor:
Kingery, W. David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1987
Citation:
Vandiver, Pamela B. and Kingery, W. David. 1987. "Egyptian Faience, The First High-Tech Ceramic." In Ceramics and Civilization III: High-Technology Ceramics. Past, Present and Future. Kingery, W. David, editor. 19–34. Columbia, OH: American Ceramics Society.
Identifier:
59358
ISBN:
9780916094881
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_59358

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