The Nevica Project

Warren MacKenzie

Warren MacKenzie (b. 1924) is recognized as a true master of 20th Century ceramic art. Through his traditional wheel-thrown vessels, Mr. MacKenzie's pottery embodies strong influences from Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada.  His work consistently represents the confidence of where the potter’s hand is felt and touched through the utilitarian pots that are produced for use in everyday life.
Among other numerous awards, Warren MacKenzie was named a Regent’s Professor, a Fellow of the International Academy of Ceramics, and was the first to receive the Minnesota Governor’s Award in Crafts in 1986. In 1997, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota Crafts Council and in 1998 was honored with the Gold Medal from the American Crafts Council. His work is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; The National Folk Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England; Contemporary American Crafts Museum in New York; Bernard Leach Study Collection in Bath, England, the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul; the Weisman Art Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis.

The Nevica Project is actively looking for pottery by Warren MacKenzie. If you have pieces and are interested in selling, please contact us. Also if you are searching for specific pieces, let us know so we can assist you.