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Radio Gallery: Warren MacKenzie

Maija Jenson

We lost a Minnesota icon this year, master potter, Warren MacKenzie died on Monday, December, 31, 2018 at the age of 94.

From the University of Minnesota, Department of Art to his long-time Stillwater studio, MacKenzie brought his art, craft and teachings to the world. An apprentice to Bernard Leach, who studied under Japanese Master potter Shoji Hamada, MacKenzie shepherded an incredible Minnesota ceramics legacy.

Minnesota potters are familiar with the warmth and delightful nature of a MacKenzie pot. His legacy lives on in the thousands and thousands of pots he created and the passion and love for clay he shared with thousands of art students, pottery teachers and ceramicists over his long and renowned career.

From Jay Anderson at our sister station, WTIP, we share a conversation with Warren MacKenzie from 2014. 

Rest in Peace.


World-famous potter Warren MacKenzie dies at 94

Former Program Director, Maija Jenson teaches journalism in the Department of Communication at UMD and was a part of KUMD 2008-2019. She hosted a weekly arts program "Radio Gallery." She shares a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 20 years of public radio experience with KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.
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