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Joel Edwards

Biography to Display: 

1923 Born  

2007 Died 

 

EDUCATION 

Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, New York 

1957 MFA Otis Art Institute (now Otis College of Art and Design), Los Angeles, California 

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

1957-1990 Studio potter 

1990-1992 – Instructor, Ceramics, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Joel Edwards is known for producing table top and monumental functional and decorative, reduction fired stoneware and porcelain potteryForming techniques include slab built, hand built, and wheel thrown. 

Edward’s surface techniques include sgraffito, brush work and, on monumental works, stylized abstract sprigs or mat appliquéThese techniques were inspired by Japanese Sumi and Abstract Expressionist painters.  

Edwards was student of Peter Voulkos at Otis. He also studied under Marguerite Wildenhain and Soji Hamada.  

Edwards felt his greatest accomplishments were maintaining quality ware as a production potter and supporting himself and his wife as a professional ceramicist.  

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Koeninger, Kay, Mary Davis MacNaughton, and Martha Drexler Lynn. Revolution in Clay: The Marer Collection of Contemporary Ceramics. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1994

 

 

 

 

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
1956
1960-1970
ca 1965
ca 1965
ca 1966
1960-1965
ca 1970
1970
1970
Covered Jar
Date: 1956
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing, Wax Resist
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 84.1.544, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 84.1.544, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Bowl
Date: 1960s
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Wax Resist
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Lidded Casserole
Date: 1960-1965
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Brushwork, Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.183.ab, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.183.ab, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Biomorphic Vase
Date: ca 1965
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Jar
Date: ca 1965
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Pilgrim Bottle
Date: ca 1965
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Wax Resist
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Covered Footed Bowl
Date: ca 1966
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Wax Resist
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Square Plate
Date: ca 1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Wax Resist
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Large Casserole
Date: 1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 11" h x 11.5 dia
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Triple Neck Vase
Date: ca 1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Dimensions: 16.5 x 8"
Surface Technique: Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection

Citation: McGee, Donna and Clark Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified February 2, 2021. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/edwards