Warren MacKenzie: Pattern and Line

Abstract surface decoration via pours, brushes, cardboard, wheels and combs in this master's work.

May 9 – 30, 2020

Warren Mackenzie

Warren MacKenzie

Tenmoku Platter w/ white pours, 2014

Stoneware

16.75h x 3.50w in

WM080

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Warren MacKenzie

Large Platter with Track Marks

Stoneware

17h in

WM063

$ 4,000.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Medium Grey Platter w/ Iron drip

Stoneware

3h x 17.50w in

WM072

$ 4,800.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Large Grey Platter w/ Iron Drips
From a Private Collection, Early 2000's

Stoneware

4h x 19w in

WM073

$ 5,500.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Shino Platter with Finger Wipes, Medium, 2017

Stoneware

13h x 2d in

WM141

$ 1,600.00

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Warren Mackenzie

Warren MacKenzie

Shino Platter Iron with Stamping, c. 2015

Stoneware

17h x 4w in

WM064

$ 3,800.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Shino Plate with Finger Swipes

Stoneware

19h in

WM065

$ 4800.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Shino Platter with Finger Wipes, 2017

Stoneware

2.25h x 12w in

WM037

$ 1,600.00

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Warren Mackenzie

Warren MacKenzie

Bowl, Shino with Wipes

Stoneware

2.75h x 7.50w in

WM016

$ 900.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Chocolate drip plate 3, 2017

Stoneware

10.50h x 2w in

WM057

$ 1,250.00

Warren MacKenzie

Shino Lidded Jar, Finger Swipes, 2014

Stoneware

8h x 8w x 7d in

2014

WM136

$ 1,400.00

Warren Mackenzie

Warren MacKenzie

Medium Shino Platter with Finger Wipes

Stoneware

3h x 12.50w in

WM071

$ 2,000.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Tenmoku Platter with Reeve Green, 2016

Stoneware

WM069

$ 3,200.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Platter, Tenmoku with Reeve Green, 2016

Stoneware

3h x 14.75w in

WM002

$ 3,200.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Tenmoku Platter with Drips

Stoneware

3h x 13w in

WM009

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Warren MacKenzie

Tenmoku Platter

Stoneware

2.50h x 12.25w in

WM008

$ 1,800.00

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Warren MacKenzie

White/ Yellow/ Tenmoku Platter, 2010

Stoneware

19.50h x 3w in

WM068

$ 3,600.00

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$4500

Warren Mackenzie

Warren MacKenzie

Grey Brown Bowl with Tracks, 2016

Stoneware

4h x 7w in

WM010

$ 650.00

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Warren Mackenzie

Warren MacKenzie

Footed Bowl, Matte Grey w/ tire tracks

Stoneware

4h x 5w in

WM025

$ 550.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Space Vase, Yellow Over Grey

Stoneware

9h x 14.25w in

WM147

SOLD

Warren MacKenzie

Tenmoku Fluted Bowl, Medium-Large, 2014

Stoneware

4h x 11.25w in

WM150

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Warren MacKenzie

Black Tenmoku Bowl

Stoneware

5.75h x 3.75w in

WM155

$ 685.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Tenmoku Vase with Long Lines, 2016

Stoneware

11.25h x 5w x 5d in

WM140

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Warren Mackenzie

Warren MacKenzie

Chocolate drip plate 1, 2017

Stoneware

13h x 3w in

WM055

$ 1,250.00

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Warren Mackenzie

Warren MacKenzie

Dry Shino with Iron brush

Stoneware

4.75h x 11w in

WM052

$ 1,600.00

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Warren Mackenzie

Warren MacKenzie

Shallow Shino Bowl, 1994

Stoneware

3h x 12w in

WM109

SOLD

Warren MacKenzie

Platter, Shino Iron Stamping, Medium, 2013

Stoneware

13.50h x 13.50w x 2d in

WM139

$ 2,400.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Large White Platter, Blue Splatters, 2013

Stoneware

17.75h x 3.75w in

2013

WM138

SOLD

Warren MacKenzie

Medium Grey Platter, Iron with Blue

Stoneware

12h x 12w x 2.50d in

WM011

$ 1,400.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Blue Bowl with Etched Lines, 2016

Stoneware

3.50h x 6.50w in

WM143

$750.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Splatter Bowl

Stoneware

5.50h x 9.50w in

WM151

$ 800.00

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Warren MacKenzie

White over Shinol w/ Iron Splash, Late 1990's - Early 2000's

Stoneware

5.50h x 9.50w in

WM105

$ 2,200.00

Warren MacKenzie

Oribe Lidded Jar

Stoneware

4.75h x 5.25w in

WM149

$ 650.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Oribe Faceted Bowl, Medium

Stoneware

3.25h x 7.50w in

WM148

$ 1,100.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Oatmeal Lidded Jar with Brush, Large, 2013

Stoneware

8.50h x 8w in

WM142

$ 1,400.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Tall Vase with Finger Wipes

Stoneware

12h x 4.50w in

WM153

$ 2,400.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Tall Shino Vessel Ears, Texture & Carbon Trap, 2010

Stoneware

12.75h x 6.50w x 5.50d in

2010

WM146

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Warren MacKenzie

Shino Vase with Etched Lines

Stoneware

8.50h x 4.50w in

WM152

$ 900.00

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Warren Mackenzie

Warren MacKenzie

Circle Teapot
From a Private Collection, Late 1990's - Early 2000's

Stoneware

8h x 7.50w x 5.50d in

WM076

$ 1,200.00

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Warren MacKenzie

Red Shino Bowl with Drips

Stoneware

3.50h x 5.25w in

WM154

$ 350.00

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Warren MacKenzie (1924- 2018)

Green Faceted Bowl

Stoneware

4.25h x 6w in

PB-WM119

$ 950.00

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Press Release

Warren Mackenzie, perhaps the most famous functional potter in the world, was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1924.  MacKenzie trained as a painter at the Art Institute of Chicago before the war. Returning to find the painting classes filled, he joined a ceramic class. He and his first wife Alix, also a potter, were the first American apprentices of Bernard Leach, the noted British potter who wrote the seminal “A Potter’s Book”.                                                                

Lucy Lacoste Gallery is pleased to present Warren MacKenzie:  Pattern and Line in our Concord gallery andon our website May 9 – 30.  It has been our honor to represent Mr. MacKenzie since 2002, and we’ve had the pleasure of showing his work many times.  For this carefully edited exhibition, we focused on the decorating styles of the artist. Included are museum quality examples of Mr. MacKenzie’s abstract surface decoration via pours of glaze, brushes, cardboard, as well as wheels and combs. It includes archival material from the peak of the artist’s career, as well as some pieces from the last years of the late master’s life (1924 -2018).

At the core of the exhibition are Mackenzie’s large platters, displayed on the wall like paintings.  “Black Platter with White Pours” shows his genius at abstraction.  Two large platters from the late 1990’s, both entitled “Grey with Iron Slip Trailing”, show his inspiration from Japan.  There are platters with marks from the artist fingers as he wiped his hand through glaze; two platters “Shino with Iron Marks” and “Shino with Iron Stamping” show the artist’s elemental approach, inspired by African art.

Warren had a collection of over 50 tools collected from his travels around the world. These lead to a variety of patterning such as the marks from a child’s tractor toy on his drop rim bowls. “Tall Shino Vessel with Ears”, from 2010, has a deep texture which enrichens it from one of such tools. There are pieces with splatters, brush painting and embossing.  

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