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William Creitz, Bill, Billy

Biography to Display: 

1907 Born

2015 Died

 

BIOGRAPHY

William “Bill” Creitz is known for porcelain and stoneware pottery with abstract glaze patterns. Creitz functional work included teapots, jars, dinnerware, etc.

Creitz was an early break-away potter of the post war period. He attended Portland State University in the 1950’s and was a student of Ray Grimm. Credeitz had a studio in Oregon. Creitz’s influences included Japanese pottery, Byzantine art, and art-deco styles.

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pomona, California

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

“Creitz” handwritten, signed in slip, with a year

ca 1960
ca 1965
1979
Chimney Vase
Date: ca 1960
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 9 x 8"
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Bowl
Date: ca 1965
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
Photo: TMP
E. John Bullard Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Date: 1979
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
Photo: TMP
E. John Bullard Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.369, gift of the American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.369, gift of the American Ceramic Society

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 23, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/creitz