Wisconsin Pottery Association
P.O. Box 705
Madison WI 53701-0705
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b. November 22, 1931
River Falls, Wisconsin
Above is Kurt Wild holding a glazed but unfired tile.
He described how he adds food color to the glaze to aid in decorating. The
glazes tend to look the same
before firing. On the screen behind him are three sides of the same
vase. Note how the butterflies change location and size.
|From his biography....
"He has won over twenty-five prizes or honors for
excellence in over sixty juried or invitational exhibitions. His clay work is
included in many private collections in this country and abroad as well as the
permanent collections of the Milwaukee Art Center, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
and Southwest State University, Marshall, Minnesota. He has been a guest
artist-speaker and exhibition juror on numerous occasions. He has written for
Ceramics Monthly magazine and Leon Nigrosh's book Low Fire, wherein his unique
blackware firing process and drum kiln are described, along with photographs of
his work. The late Dorothy Adlow, art critic for the Christian Science Monitor,
described him as a "man with imagination, discrimination and true talent.
A member brought this vase to our March 2002 show & tell. The vase was
glazed, sgraffitodecorated and soluble salt stained on February 28, 2001 by
Kurt Wild and thrown by Bill Gossman of New London Minnesota.
Related Sites: (The sites will open up in
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Wild Pottery - Kurt Wild's website with many pictures of
his work, his biography and descriptions of his techniques.