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James Rothrock

Biography to Display: 

1946 Born, Indiana


1969 BS Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


Ceramics Laboratories, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Instructor, Millersville State College, Millersville, Pennsylvania


James Rothrock works with porcelain and colored porcelain that is slip cast and manipulated to create a range of covered jars and plates.

The surfaces on Rothrock's pieces are primarily white with rhythmic free-form colored surface decoration and carefully drawn linear elements. The pieces are sanded to give them a very smooth surface.

Public Collections


Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth, Carol E. Mayer, Barbara Perry, Todd D. Smith, and E M. Whittington. Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection. Charlotte, N.C: Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 2000.

Dietz, Ulysses G. Great Pots: Contemporary Ceramics from Function to Fantasy. Madison, Wis: Guild Pub, 2003.



Typical Marks
Covered Box
Date: 1980-1990
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Stain
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 22, 2019.