Are delighted to offer this rare retro gorgeous abstract stoneware pottery plate from well known Colorado ceramic artists James and Nan McKinnell Studio Pottery plate. This unique piece measures approximately 12 diameter. While this plate is in very good gently used condition showing no observable chips, cracks, breaks or repairs we did observe two nicks on the edge as shown in the last photo.
It is signed McKinnell on the base. Jim and Nan McKinnell were makers and teachers, with a five-decade career creating tens of thousands of ceramic works and teaching hundreds of artists. Susan Schoch writes a chronology of the McKinnells lives, of their individual upbringings - Nan from Nebraska and Jim from West Virginia - and of their meeting at the University of Washington as graduate students, and their lives together.
The McKinnells travelled the world and created and studied and taught throughout their lives, always with graciousness and a generosity of spirit. The McKinnells were nominated into the ACC College of Fellows in 1988, an award that recognizes leadership, ability as an artist/teacher, and 25 years or more of professional achievement.The couple had all of these in spades they had an active role in changing the identity of American potters and American ceramics in the mid-20th century. Their innovations in ceramic technology and their commitment to teaching have provided a lasting legacy in the field of ceramic art. Jim and Nan were truly connectors, for they connected people with what they needed, whether it was advice, a teacher, suppliers, a glaze recipe, or help with technique. Nan died in August 2012, and Jim died in 2005.
We appreciate your careful review of the photos as they tell so much more than we can articulate; and ask that you zoom in for a closer look at any and all condition issues. As always, we thank you for taking a moment to consider this piece. The item "Vintage Jim & Nan McKinnell Abstract Stoneware Plate 12" is in sale since Wednesday, March 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates".The seller is "topleus2014" and is located in Renton, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.