Voulkos, Peter

Voulkos, Peter

(1924–  ) potter; born in Bozeman, Mont. A West Coast potter and sculptor, he led in the development of pottery as an art form, while influencing numerous students and achieving international status. With an M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts (1952), he taught at Black Mountain College (1953) where he was exposed to the avant-garde. On the University of California: Berkeley faculty from 1959, he is known for his slashed and cracked pots.