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Film - Warren MacKenzie 'An American Potter in St Ives' - Plus Discussion/Q&A hosted by Roelef Uys, Lead Potter @ Leach Pottery

<B>Film - Warren MacKenzie <I>'An American Potter in St Ives'</I></B>

Date: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Time: 13:00

St Ives Arts Club
presents
Film - "An American Potter in St Ives"
Plus
Discussion/Q&A hosted by Roelef Uys
Lead Potter
at the Leach Pottery

A special screening of the 2013 documentary film about Warren MacK enzie. He was a celebrated AmericanPotter , apprenticed to Bernard Leach from 1949 to 1952.

This hour long documentary captures Warren return to his former workplace at the Leach Pottery in 2013, his reflections, memories and encounters, It was here that he defined his philosophy as a potter and formed a lifelong friendship with Bernard Leach. His honesty, warmth and humour are infectious and shine though this film about a man who loved making pots!

Born in 1924 in Kansas City, he studied ceramics at The Art Institute in Chicago. After his 3 year apprenticeship at the Leach Pottery he established his own pottery in Stillwater Minnesota. In 1966 he was made a Professor of the University of Minnesota until he retired from teaching in 1990.

He was a fellow of the International Academy of Ceramics and in 1998 was honoured with the Gold Medal from the American Crafts Council. His work is represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York , the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Victoria and Albert Museum London

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