Skip to Content
Showing 1 of 1

Chuck Hindes



9.625 x 9.25 x 8.375 in.
Museum Purchase with the Charter Member Endowment Fund

Chuck Hindes’s Teapot is an example of the artist’s signature style, inspired by Japanese pottery and abstract expressionist painting. This iron-rich stoneware vessel has a soft, slumping form that preserves the inherent plasticity of clay and celebrates imperfection and irregularity as a form of beauty. The piece has been wood fired in a saggar, which is a boxlike container used to protect and control the surface of the enclosed object. The resulting mottled color and texture capture those elements of abstract expressionism that Hindes was inspired to pursue.

Born in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1942, Hindes was a prolific maker and educator who had a profound impact on contemporary ceramics in North America. He received a BFA degree from the University of Illinois in 1966, and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1968. He taught at several academic institutions and craft schools in the United States and Canada, most notably as professor at the University of Iowa, as well as giving countless workshops and demonstrations. Wisdom, wit, and a passion for clay were cornerstones of a teaching style that he passed on to his pupils. It continues to permeate through ceramic programs across the country.

Ayla Murray

Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:
  • cross-hatching - Hatching in which a network of lines creating a darker value is made by drawing one set of hatchings over another at a different angle.

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Also found in
Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:

Your current search criteria is: Objects is "Teapot".

This site facilitates access to the art and artifact collections by providing digitally searchable records for thousands objects. The information on these pages is not definitive or comprehensive. We are regularly adding artworks and updating research online. We welcome your comments.