The Ceramics Art Quarterly Vol. 2, No. 2 – Spring 1983

AMERICAN CERAMICS

APRIL KINGSLEY

THE CERAMICS ART QUARTERLY VOLUME 2, NO. 2 SPRING 1983

During the seventies, countless women artists made the crucial and difficult move from home to studio and from intimate personal mode to a more public, universally accessible style. Ceramicist Marylyn Dintenfass was among them, but when she moved she took with her the excess baggage of negative associations that have so long burdened her medium. Thinking positively, as is her wont, she found ways to turn the material needs of the ceramic medium into an advantage by organizing the first co-operative industrial workspace for women in Westchester town. And her choice of clay served to humanize, one might even say feminize, the otherwise impersonal, large-scale architectural commissions that have occupied her in recent years.

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