Richard DeVore

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Untitled (#403) Vessel, multi-glazed stoneware by Richard DeVore, 1983, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Richard DeVore (1933 - 25 June 2006) was an American ceramicist that was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1933. He earned a B.Ed. degree with an art major from the University of Toledo in 1955, and received an M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1957. In 1966 DeVore became head of the ceramics department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was a member of the Colorado State University art faculty from 1978 to 2004. In 1987, DeVore was installed as a fellow of the American Craft Council. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado,[1] He is known for simple, organic forms finished in dull glazes that suggest polished stones, sun bleached bones or even translucent skin. He died from lung cancer in Fort Collins on June 25, 2006. Meulensteen Gallery in New York represents his estate.


DeVore's ceramic works are represented at the following museum collections:


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