Leon Volkmar (Fine Arts, Faculty)

Vase, 1923, turquoise glazed ceramic
Collection of the Greenwich Historical Society, gift of John and Henrietta Volkmar, C1971.03.05. Photographer: Paul Mutino

Master ceramist Volkmar re-created ancient glazes of the Near and Far East at his facility, Durant Kilns, in Bedford, New York, to apply arresting color to his wheel-thrown earthenware vases. A dedicated member of the American Arts and Crafts movement, Volkmar's artistry elevated pottery making to the realm of fine art.