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John Britt

Biography to Display: 

 

Born, Dayton, Ohio

 

EDUCATION 

 

1982 BA, Philosophy 

 

1994 M. Ed., Social Agency Counseling 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

 

John Britt is known for high-fired and mid-range wheel thrown pottery and experimental 

 

glazes. He is primarily self-taught, and has authored many publications.  

 

 

 

Britt works out of his home studio in Bakersville, North Carolina. 

   

 

 

 

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Arts (AMOCA), Pomona, California  

Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Britt, John. “Hare’s Fur and Oil Spot Glazes: Demystifying Classic Ceramic Glazes.” Ceramics Monthly. June 9, 2021. https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/daily/ceramic-glaze-recipes/glaze-chemistry/hares-fur-oil-spot-glazes/ 

Britt, John. “Technofile: Demystifying Chrome Oxide for Fantastic Ceramic Glaze Color: Learn Properties and Characteristics of Chrome Oxide.” Ceramics Monthly. March 17, 2021. https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/daily/ceramic-glaze-recipes/mid-range-glaze-recipes/technofile-demystifying-chrome-oxide-for-fantastic-ceramic-glaze-color/ 

Britt, John. “Illusions of Accuracy.” Studio Potter. Summer 2008, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p17-22. 

Britt, John. “Stamp.” John Britt Pottery: Blog. December 1, 2011. http://johnbrittpottery.blogspot.com/2011/12/stamp.html 

Britt, John. The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes. United States: Lark Books, 2007. 

Britt, John. The Complete Guide to Mid-range Glazes: Glazing & Firing at Cones 4-7. United States: Lark Ceramics, 2014. 

___________________ebook: The Quest for the Illusive Leaf Bowl and Other Assorted Articles.  

___________________ebook: Aventurine Glazes, article.  

___________________DVD: Understanding Glazes: How to Test, Tweak, and Perfect Your Glazes. 

Hopper, Robin. Functional Pottery: From Function to Aesthetics. Columbus OH: American Ceramic Society, 2008.  

Lewing, Paul. China Paint and Overglaze. Columbus OH: American Ceramic Society, 2007.  

Zamek, Jeff. “John Britt’s Ceramic History.” Ceramics Technical. Nov. 2014-Apr 2015, Issue 39, p60-65. 

 

Website(s):

http://johnbrittpottery.com/

 

 

 

Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
   
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

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JOHN” rectangular stamp:  

 

“JB” in a rectangular stamp 

Cursive “John” 

Cursive “B” 

Cursive “John Britt” 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bowl
Date: 2000-2002
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.130, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.130, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Blue Vase 1
Date: ca 2016
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Drippy Vase
Date: ca 2016
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Large Oil Spot Bowl
Date: ca 2016
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Gold and Multi Colored Espresso Cup
Date: ca 2016
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: Buel, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified November 4, 2021. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/britt