NCECA 2019 Exhibition at Minnetonka Center For the Arts

KINDRED SPIRITS: Warren MacKenzie and John Reeve

Reception March 28th 6-9:30 PM at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts

March 11 – April 4, 2019

Warren MacKenzie

Large Grey Platter w/ Black Brush

Stoneware

18 1/2h x 4w in

WM079

$ 5,500

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Warren MacKenzie

Tenmoku Platter w/ white pours

Stoneware

16 3/4h x 3 1/2w in

WM080

$ 3,800

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Warren MacKenzie

Tenmoku Platter with Reeve Green, 2017

Stoneware

WM069

$3,200

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Warren MacKenzie

Shino Platter with Hash Marks

Stoneware

17h x 4w in

WM064

$ 3,800

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Warren MacKenzie

White/ Yellow/ Tenmoku Platter

Stoneware

19 1/2h x 3w in

WM068

$ 4,500

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Warren MacKenzie

Large Grey Platter w/ Iron Drips

Stoneware

4h x 19w in

WM073

$ 5,500

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John Reeve

Tenmoku Platter

Stoneware

2h x 11 3/4w in

JR016

$ 1,600

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Turquoise Platter w/ Multiple Stamps on Back

Santa Fe, Late 1990's

4h x 14 1/2w in

JR015

$ 2,500

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Warren MacKenzie

Grey Pitcher

Stoneware

9 1/2h x 7w x 5 1/2d in

WM087

$ 1,600

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Yellow vase w/ flared base #32
Oldbridge St Studio Vancouver, 1983-1985

Earthenware

10h x 6w in

JR002

$ 1,800

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Yellow Vase w/ Ribbon Handles #3
Castle Clay, Denver, 1983-1987

Earthenware

15 1/2h x 6w in

JR001

$ 2,500

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Tall Vase w/ Green Glaze Splash #8
The Ranch Abiquiu, 1988

Stoneware

12 1/2h x 5w in

JR003

$ 1,750

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Tall Vase w/ S Crack #21
Lorio Pottery, Boulder , CO., 1990s

Porcelain

10h x 5w in

JR005

$1,200

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Tall Brown w/ Iron Teapot #11
MacKenzie Pottery, 2005

Stoneware

10 1/2h x 7 1/2w in

JR010

$1,200

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Warren MacKenzie

Circle Teapot

Stoneware

8h x 7 1/2w x 5 1/2d in

WM076

$ 1,400

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Warren MacKenzie

Vintage Tenmoku Teapot

Stoneware

8 1/2h x 8 1/4w x 6 3/4d in

WM086

$ 1,800

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Porcelain Teapot #24
Lorio Pottery, Boulder CO, 1989

Porcelain

10h x 9 1/2w in

JR011

$ 1,400

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Warren MacKenzie

Drop Rim Bowl w/ Painted Design

Stoneware

5h x 10w in

WM084

$ 2,400

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Warren MacKenzie

Drop Rim Bowl, Yellow on Grey

Stoneware

4 1/2h x 9 1/2w in

WM074

$ 1,800

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Tenmoku Vase with Ribbon Handles #10
MacKenzie Pottery, 2005

Stoneware

4 1/2h x 6 1/2w in

JR012

$ 750

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Casserole with Lid #6
Santa Fe, 1990s

Stoneware

7h x 9 1/2w in

JR009

$ 650

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Warren MacKenzie

Yellow Button Box

Stoneware

6h x 6 1/4w x 6 1/2d in

WM077

$ 2,000

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Warren MacKenzie

Grey Button Box

Stoneware

5 1/2h x 5 1/2w x 5 1/2d in

WM078

$ 1,600

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Warren MacKenzie

Large Yellow Facetted Vase

Stoneware

12 1/2h x 7 1/2w in

WM075

$ 3,400

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Shino Covered Jar #12
Abiquiu, 1997

Stoneware

10h x 5 1/2w in

JR004

$ 1,400

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John Reeve

Shino Vessel, Abiquiu, 1997

Stoneware

7 x 6 in

JR017

$ 950

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Green Lidded Jar #36
Abiquiu, 1997

Porcelain

8 1/2h x 5w in

JR006

$ 1,400

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Tenmoku Vessel #4
Santa Fe, 1990s

Stoneware

8 1/2h x 8w in

JR007

$ 1,950

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John Reeve

John Reeve

Turquoise and Yellow Pedestal Bowls #30 and #29
Castle Clay, Denver, CO., 1983-1987

Earthenware

5h x 6w in

JR013

$950 for both or $ 400 (left) and $ 600 (right)

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Warren MacKenzie

Spade Vase, c. 2000-2005

Stoneware

5 1/4h x 4 1/2w x 3d in

WM081

SOLD

Warren MacKenzie

Circle Vase, c. 2000-2005

Stoneware

6 1/2h x 3 3/4w in

WM082

SOLD

Warren MacKenzie

Small Bowl w/ Circles

Stoneware

3.25 x 6 in

WM085

$ 650

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Warren MacKenzie

Small Tan Bowl with Tire Marks

Stoneware

3.25 x 6

WM090

SOLD - MA

Warren MacKenzie

Small Faceted Amber Bowl

Stoneware

3.25 x 4.5 in

WM091

$ 400

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Warren MacKenzie

Small Double Rim Oribe Bowl

Stoneware

3.5 x 5 in

WM093

$ 550

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Warren MacKenzie - NTH

Oribe tea bowl, 2007

Stoneware

3 1/2h x 5 1/4w in

NTH1-WM015

$400

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Warren MacKenzie

Small Faceted Tenmoku Footed Bowl

Stoneware

3.5 x 5 in

WM089

$ 550

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Warren MacKenzie

Small Oribe Bowl with Tire Marks

Stoneware

3 x 5 in

WM094

$400

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Warren MacKenzie

Small Double Rim Oribe Bowl

Stoneware

3.5 x 5.5 in

WM088

$550

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Warren MacKenzie

Warren MacKenzie - NTH

6 small plates with green and brown decoration., 1994

Stoneware

1 1/2h x 7 1/2w in

NTH1-WM002

SOLD

Press Release

Lacoste/Keane Gallery announces its upcoming exhibition for the national ceramic conference NCECA:  Kindred Spirits:  Warren MacKenzie + John Reeve at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Wayzata MN, outside of Minneapolis. The exhibition highlights two great proponents of the Mingei aesthetic: lifelong friends, Warren MacKenzie (1924-2018), the American studio pottery legend and John Reeve (1929–2012), itinerant beat potter whose work this exhibition brings to light.  These post WWII ceramic leaders apprenticed with Bernard Leach. MacKenzie was the first American (1949-52) and Reeve, the first Canadian (1958-61). They had similar philosophies of making pots, each holding the conviction that “pots should be made easily and quickly; they should not be elaborate things.” The show compares and contrasts their history and legacies with a focus on their shared times making pots together in Minnesota.

Reeve and MacKenzie first met in Minnesota during the summer of 1961. Leach believed his two most promising students would get along well. Indeed, the friendship lasted over fifty years. As Reeve puts it, “one of the last pieces of advice Leach gave me was to visit MacKenzie…I’ve returned whenever I could on my peregrinations between England and North America. Sometimes I stay for a day, sometimes for three months…we talk and laugh a lot, make pots, and often do all three together” (Reeve, Craft Horizons 1976).

In MacKenzie’s words: “John was the best pottery friend I ever had and the only person I was really comfortable working with in the same studio…We didn't have to explain ourselves to one another…He was my best double” (Vaillant, 2012 interview). 

After apprenticing with Leach in St. Ives, where he met Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Shoji Hamada, Warren MacKenzie and his first wife, Alix, returned to Stillwater, MN where MacKenzie built his studio, where he lived for the rest of his life. He became professor of ceramics at the University of Minnesota teaching legions of students and making Minnesota a clay state, retiring in 1990 as Regents Professor. 

Following his training at the Leach Pottery, John Reeve taught and made pots in the United States, Canada and England. His talent and charisma inspired potters from the University of Minnesota to the Kansas City Art Institute, and from Vancouver, BC to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.  Reeve’s quest to develop a translucent porcelain clay body suitable for use by studio potters began with MacKenzie in England at his Longlands Pottery.  In the late 1980s Reeve moved to New Mexico where he created the studio-based program at Santa Fe Clay before settling in the rural town of Abiquiu.

This historic exhibition curated by Lucy Lacoste, LaiSun Keane and Nora Vaillant features archival and recent material
demonstrating the artists’ friendship, shared philosophies and inspiration of each other. The exhibition, over a year in the making runs from March 11 -- April 4 at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata MN as a juried show for NCECA, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.  There are two receptions:  the NCECA Reception:  Thursday March 28, 6:00 – 9:30 pm and the Meet and Greet with Tamsyn MacKenzie + Curators’ Informal Discussion Saturday March 30, 2:00 TO 4:30 PM.  All events are free and open to the public

To be shown at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts as a part of the NCECA conference 2019. Venue address is 2240 North Shore Drive Wayzata MN. 

For exhibition details click here.

Learn more about NCECA here.

 

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