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The Hands of the Potter: Tombo Monyanga, Congo, Central Africa, November 1985.

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-03-25T15:47:49.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
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SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_nMnzRyIj3w4

Beatrice Wood Self-portrait

Alternate Title:
Dix heure[s] du Matin - Il [f]aut partir
Artist:
Beatrice Wood, 1893 - 12 Mar 1998  Search this
Sitter:
Beatrice Wood, 1893 - 12 Mar 1998  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 29.1 x 20.9 cm (11 7/16 x 8 1/4")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1917
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Beatrice Wood: Female  Search this
Beatrice Wood: Crafts and Trades\Ceramicist\Potter  Search this
Beatrice Wood: Crafts and Trades\Ceramicist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Abraham and Virginia Weiss Charitable Trust, Amy and Marc Meadows, in honor of Wendy Wick Reaves
Object number:
S/NPG.2010.100
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Beatrice Wood, Courtesy Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts/Happy Valley Foundation
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm425dffa40-70cd-46b9-87b4-65a3a31180fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.2010.100

Girot potters in the Folona the history of an African ceramic tradition / Barbara E. Frank

Author:
Frank, Barbara E  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 506 pages
Type:
Books
Place:
Mali
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Women potters  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1154254

Crafting gender women and folk art in Latin America and the Caribbean edited by Eli Bartra

Title:
Women and folk art in Latin America and the Caribbean
Editor:
Bartra, Eli  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 244 pages illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Latin America
Caribbean Area
Amérique latine
Caraïbes (Région)
Lateinamerika
Date:
2003
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Art populaire  Search this
Femmes artistes  Search this
ART--Folk & Outsider Art  Search this
Kunsthandwerk  Search this
Frau  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1157219

Toshiko Takaezu papers, circa 1925-circa 2010

Creator:
Takaezu, Toshiko, 1922-2011  Search this
Subject:
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Toshiko Takaezu papers, circa 1925-circa 2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Women potters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Asian American  Search this
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8483
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210659
AAA_collcode_takatosh
Theme:
Women
Asian American
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210659
Online Media:

Pewabic Pottery records, 1891-1973

Creator:
Pewabic Pottery (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry  Search this
Revelation Kiln  Search this
Citation:
Pewabic Pottery records, 1891-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women potters  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8836
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211021
AAA_collcode_pewapott
Theme:
Craft
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211021

Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Subject:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Diaries
Photographs
Citation:
Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
American Indians in art  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Muralists -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Illustrators -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9223
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211418
AAA_collcode_rusholiv
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211418
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Otto and Vivika Heino papers, 1895-2000, bulk 1940s-2000

Creator:
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Vivika, 1910-1995  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Citation:
Otto and Vivika Heino papers, 1895-2000, bulk 1940s-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Pottery craft  Search this
Women potters  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249037
AAA_collcode_heinotto
Theme:
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_249037
Online Media:

Art, history and gender : women and clay in West Africa / Marla C. Berns

Author:
Berns, Marla  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Africa, West
Date:
1993
Topic:
Women potters  Search this
Women ceramic sculptors  Search this
Pottery figures  Search this
Sexual division of labor--Feminist criticism  Search this
Feminist art criticism  Search this
Art, African--Feminist criticism  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .A2586
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_507550

Oral history interview with Toshiko Takaezu, 2003 June 16

Interviewee:
Takaezu, Toshiko, 1922-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Williams, Gerald, 1926-2014  Search this
Subject:
Horan, Claude.  Search this
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Princeton 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 Toshiko Takaezu, 2003 June 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese American women artists  Search this
Asian American ceramicists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women potters  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Women  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12097
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)256539
AAA_collcode_takaez03
Theme:
Asian American
Women
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_256539
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Toshiko Takaezu

Interviewee:
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Interviewer:
Williams, Gerald, 1926-2014  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Princeton University -- Faculty  Search this
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Horan, Claude.  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2003 June 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Toshiko Takaezu conducted 2003 June 16, by Gerry Williams, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Quakertown, N.J.
Takaezu describes growing up in Hawaii in a large family; her first work as a commercial potter; working with Claude Horan; how religion factors into her work; studying ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art with Maija Grotell; the role of universities and apprenticeships in the craft movement; teaching at Princeton and the Cleveland Institute of Art; visiting artists in Japan; setting up a studio in Clinton, N.J.; her teaching philosophy; the evolution of her work from functional to closed vessels; the inside of her large pots; the importance of color and glazes; her career highlights; the inspiration she finds in nature; her role in political and social activities; her relationship with galleries, including Perimeter and Charles Cowles Gallery; her exhibition history; and the changing face of the American craft movement. She also recalls Claude Horan, Maija Grotell, Otagaki Rengetsu, Kaneshige, Rosanjin, Jeff Schlanger, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) was a Japanese American ceramist of Quakertown, New Jersey. Gerry Williams (1926- ) is the co-founder and former editor of Studio Potter in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. Takaezu's birth date is also cited as 1929.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 min.
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 Jersey  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese American women artists  Search this
Asian American ceramicists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women potters  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.takaez03
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922563297-8b8e-452b-bb2b-c8485197f8a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-takaez03
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Pewabic Pottery records

Creator:
Pewabic Pottery (Firm)  Search this
Names:
Revelation Kiln  Search this
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry, 1867-1961  Search this
Extent:
10 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1891-1973
Scope and Contents:
Business files and records; correspondence; files on commissions, consignments, and exhibitions; day books (16 vols.); order books; ledgers; legal documents; guest books; correspondence regarding inquiries, recipes, and tests for clays and glazes; photographs; information on the Pewabic Pottery building; and miscellaneous papers. Also includes some personal papers of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, such as a scrapbook, teaching records, tax returns, property documents, records, and day books of Revelation Kiln owned by Stratton.
Biographical / Historical:
Pottery center; Detroit, Mich. Founded in the early 1890s by Mary Chase Perry Stratton where she produced "Revelation Pottery." She experimented and developed potters' techniques and used specially developed kilns for firing, called Revelation Kilns. Michigan State University has subsequently acquired Pewabic Pottery.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1975 by Pewabic Pottery.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Women potters  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pewapott
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e61a68d1-0bf5-448e-a59a-1e1aad0f8086
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pewapott

Maragoli (Outtakes, RF 25)

Collection Creator:
Nichols, Sandra  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents:
Outtakes from edited film shows homestead with children being bathed by their mother using a basin; scenes in the village at the flour mill of man loading sack of corn flour on his bicycle and making deliveries to a number of local shops; market scenes; washing kitchen utensils in a yard;and a woman potter at her craft making globular water vessels in traditional African style, building up the sides and forming the vessel by hand without use of a potter's wheel.

Credits: Ssennyonga, Joseph (Social Anthropologist) Strasburg, Ivan (Cameraman) McDuffie, Michael (Soundman)

Legacy Keywords: Bathing children ; Mills flour ; Shops retail provisions ; Bicycle as transportation ; Employment self-employment ; Roads use of ; Pottery manufacture of ; Crafts potter ; Language and culture
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1978.2.1 (RF 25)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Sandra Nichols collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Sandra Nichols collection
Sandra Nichols collection / Maragoli (Outtakes)
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc982827e69-1607-4835-8ece-fb53b1634719
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2012-05-ref25

Maragoli (Outtakes, RF 29)

Collection Creator:
Nichols, Sandra  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents:
Outtakes shows a mother, a Maragoli school teacher, going over lessons with her children at home in the evening; interior shots of the home by lamp light; shots around the homestead including domestic chores, splitting logs with an ax, and activity around a cattle kraal. Scene of a woman potter firing earthenware in a makeshift kiln covered with layers of heavy green grass.

Credits: Ssennyonga, Joseph (Social Anthropologist) Strasburg, Ivan (Cameraman) McDuffie, Michael (Soundman)

Legacy Keywords: Teaching education mother children ; Fences corrals cattle ; Agricultural crops fields ; Tools ax splitting logs ; Pottery earthenware ; Kilns pottery firing ; Family labor ; Language and culture
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1978.2.1 (RF 29)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Sandra Nichols collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Sandra Nichols collection
Sandra Nichols collection / Maragoli (Outtakes)
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9871567f6-c40b-478d-8262-85ade5c9d58f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2012-05-ref29

Three Women, Potters, Making Pottery Bowls, Inside House; Table, Chair, and Sofa Nearby; Figurines on Shelf, Bucket of Water And Tools Nearby

Creator:
Farber, Joseph C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Farber, Joseph C., 1903-  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (011 in x 013 in mounted on 011 in x 013 in)
Culture:
San Ildefonso  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Tewa Pueblos  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.02592600
Local Note:
Photo Taken During Early 1970's; Photo Part of Show in Cleveland
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
New Mexico -- San Ildefonso Pueblo
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Photographs published in Farber's books still under copyright. Reproduction permission from artist's estate.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 78-1, Joseph C. Farber photographs of Native American life, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Joseph C. Farber photographs of Native American life
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f6697a45-b300-4c5e-aad7-7f369bdc5070
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-78-1-ref770

Woman potter Abuja, Northern Nigeria

Creator:
John Hinde Limited (Ireland)  Search this
Kwali, Ladi, d. 1984 (Nigerian potter)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 10.5 x 15 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Nigeria
Nigeria -- Federal Capital Territory -- Abuja
Date:
[ca. 1980]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Woman Potter, Abuja, Northern Nigeria."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Colour Photo by John Hinde, F.R.P.S."
Printed caption on verso describes the culture, climate, and landscape of Northern Nigeria.
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Printed and Published by John Hinde Limited, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland; Published by the Ministry of Information, Kaduna, Northern Nigeria." Item number on verso: "2 NN 5." Publisher's logo on verso: "John Hinde Original."
Local Numbers:
EEPA NR-04-08
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Artists -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Potters  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA NR 2012-001-1661
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 34: Nigeria (NR)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7d6aa6c8d-dc1c-43da-81aa-45e5dbb6f6d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6974

Hopi Pottery Painters

Artist:
Carl Moon, born Wilmington, OH 1879-died San Francisco, CA 1948  Search this
Sitter:
NAM-PE-YO  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
24 1/8 x 30 1/8 in. (61.3 x 76.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1937-1943
Topic:
Figure group\female  Search this
Dress\Indian dress  Search this
Indian\Hopi  Search this
Occupation\craft\potter  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Object\art object\pottery  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Florence O.R. Lang
Object number:
1985.66.383,330
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7464d2c14-aab1-4c6e-940a-af7812f6929e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.383_330

The potters and the painters : art by and about women in urban Africa / Bennetta Jules-Rosette

Author:
Jules-Rosette, Bennetta  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Moussa, Diouf 1939-1982  Search this
Lusengu, Raphael Kalala 1946-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Zambia
Lusaka
Date:
1997
20th century
Topic:
Women potters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Painting, Zambian  Search this
Pottery, Bemba  Search this
Clay figurines  Search this
Bemba women potters  Search this
Art, Zambian  Search this
Women in African art  Search this
Mami Wata (African deity)--Art  Search this
Mbusa  Search this
Call number:
GN1 .S933
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_664756

The township artists as symbolic innovators

Author:
Jules-Rosette, Bennetta  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Moussa, Diouf 1939-1982  Search this
Lusengu, Raphael Kalala 1946-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Zambia
Lusaka
Date:
1981
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Women potters  Search this
Pottery, Bemba  Search this
Wood-carvers  Search this
Art market  Search this
Genre painting  Search this
Call number:
HT148.Z25 J84 1981X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_691431

Palm wine vessel

Maker:
Nsei artist  Search this
Medium:
ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 51.5 x 49 x 50 cm (20 1/4 x 19 5/16 x 19 11/16 in.)
Type:
Ceramics
Geography:
Bamenda, Grassfields region, Cameroon
Date:
Early-late 20th century
Topic:
frog  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Acquisition funds donated by the Friends of the National Museum of African Art in memory of George and Stellita Renchard
Object number:
82-6-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7dd494ed6-7d8a-43d5-a3a9-8cf3116ec845
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_82-6-3

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