Warren MacKenzie (1924 - 2018)- NTH
Plate with brown and white glaze and child's tractor tread decoration, 1994
3 1/2h x 19w in
This platter by Warren MacKenzie was made using the tire treads of a child’s toy tractor to create the design on this piece.
This plate, along with Randy Johnston’s Rope pattern plate, and Jeff Oestreich’s art deco design plate have long been favorites of the Norths and were shown together prominently in their apartment.
Salt glaze shino charger with black Art-Deco design on the rim, 1989
3h x 16w in
Jeff Oestreich was the last American apprentice to Bernard Leach, whereas Warren MacKenzie was the first. Seeing the contrasting style of these two students of the same teacher shows the diversity of American ceramics.
Warren MacKenzie (1924-2018)- NTH
Large shino platter with short tenmoku lines, 2006
3 1/2h x 18w in
John Glick (1938-2017)
Large Rimmed Charger with Muted Rust, Green, Brown and Black Layered, Brushed and Trailed, 1989
4h x 24w in
Small, closed, ovoid form, 1989
5 1/2h x 6w in
Large, closed, ovoid form, 1987
18h x 10w in
Vessel, wood fired w/ Dramatic Ash Glaze Drips, 1987
17 1/2h x 12w in
Halsey and Alice North purchased this work directly from Rob Barnard in 1987 while he was displaying works at the New York Japan Society Symposium in a show entitled “Historic Japanese Kilns and Contemporary American Potters”.
This wood fired vessel was placed in the kiln on its side, creating the distinctive ash glaze drip pattern on its surface.
Vase, wood fired w/ natural ash glaze, 2000
10 1/2h x 7 1/2w in
Small white bowl, 2003
2 1/4h x 4 5/8w x 4 1/2d in
Square clay basket with tenmoku glaze and twisted handle., 1997
8 1/2h x 10w x 10d in
Ceramic pillow with tenmoku glaze, 1997
3 1/2h x 11 1/2w x 10 1/4d in
Warren MacKenzie - NTH
Shallow grey bowl with calligraphy design, 2001
3 1/2h x 11w in
Warren MacKenzie - NTH
Shallow bowl with shino glaze, 1994
2 1/2h x 12w in
Double faceted bowl with shino glaze, 1994
4 1/4h x 9w in
5 plates with an iron splatter and square resist pattern, 2003
2 1/2h x 11w in
Lacoste/Keane Gallery is pleased to present, in two parts, the sale of important works from the Halsey and Alice North Collection. The first part is Contemporary American Ceramics from December 8, 2018 to January 5, 2019 and the second part is Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, which will be from January 19– February 16, 2019.
Halsey and Alice North are founding leaders of The North Group Inc., which has helped many non-profit organizations with fundraising, planning and development for over 30 years. They are passionate supporters of contemporary ceramics and have assembled one of the foremost collections of contemporary Japanese and American ceramics in America. Since downsizing their New York City abode, they have appointed Lacoste Keane Gallery to sell their large collection to good homes.
The Norths have exhibited their collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and New York’s Japan Society and published their catalogue CONTEMPORARY CLAY: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century. Numerous museums have toured their home and works from their collection can be seen at the MFA Boston, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Freer | Sackler Galleries/Smithsonian/Washington DC, Peabody Essex Museum, Mint Museum, and Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art.
Each piece of work comes with extensive documentation to provide the audience a full history, context and provenance. As diligent supporters of ceramic art, they have fostered over the years, close friendships with the artists through studio visits, interviews, cataloguing works and acquisitions. For each of the exhibition at our gallery, they will be giving a PowerPoint presentation at the Collectors Preview and a walk through at the Public Opening Reception. Works will be available for sale online and at the gallery.