A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries
Christine Nofchissey McHorse (December 21, 1948-February 17, 2021) was a Navajo ceramic artist who continually experimented with designs, materials, and firing techniques.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_McHorse
Spine by Christine McHorse
2010 / Micaceous clay / 27-1/4″ high / Christine Nofchissey McHorse Estate
Christine McHorse on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/christine-mchorse/
“The clay’s the thing: sculptor Christine Nofchissey McHorse”: https://bit.ly/3IQPXI9
Margit Kovács (November 30, 1902-June 4, 1977) was a Hungarian ceramist and sculptor. A museum of her work was opened in 1973.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margit_Kov%C3%A1cs
Wine, Wheat, Peace by Margit Kovács
1942 / Glazed terracotta relief / 45-1/4”x53-1/2” / Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre, Hungary
Margit Kovács on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/margit-kovacs/
Gladys Reynell (September 4, 1881–November 16, 1956) was a painter, printmaker, and one of South Australia’s earliest potters.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_Reynell
Gladys Reynell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gladys-osborne-reynell/
Maria Margarita “Margaret” Tafoya (August 13, 1904-February 25, 2001) was the matriarch of Santa Clara Pueblo potters. Santa Clara Pueblo is famous for producing hand-crafted pottery, specifically blackware and redware with deep engravings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Tafoya
Olla (Water Jar) by Margaret Tafoya
c.1940-1970 / Clay / 5″x5″ / Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Margaret Tafoya on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/margaret-tafoya/
Gertrud Amon Natzler (July 7, 1908-June 3, 1971) was an Austrian-American ceramicist whose collaboration with her husband Otto Natzler helped elevate ceramics to the status of fine art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrud_Natzler
Bell with clapper and ornament by Gertrud Natzler
1962–1965 / Ceramic / 12-1/2″x8″ / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Gertrud Natzler on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gertrud-natzler/
Fumiko Hori (July 2, 1918-February 5, 2019) was a Japanese artist best known for her paintings in the modern Japanese style of Nihonga.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumiko_Hori
Bippu to Chocho [Bip and the Butterfly] illustrated by Fumiko Hori
1956 / Written by Jun’ichi Yoda/ Published by Fukuinkan Shoten
Fumiko Hori on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/fumiko-hori/
Toshiko Takaezu (June 17, 1922-March 9, 2011) was a Japanese-American ceramist and painter whose closed forms helped to elevate ceramics from functional to fine art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiko_Takaezu
Untitled by Toshiko Takaezu
c.1990-1999 / Glazed stoneware / 14-1/2″x6-1/2″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Toshiko Takaezu on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/toshiko-takaezu/
Valerie “Vally” Wieselthier (May 25, 1895-September 1, 1945) was an Austrian-American ceramic artist and designer.
Biography on [translated] Vienna History Wiki: https://bit.ly/3m7QzjE
Yak by Vally Wieselthier
1921 / Red pottery, polychrome glaze / 20-1/10″x16-1/2″ / Private collection
Vally Wieselthier on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/vally-wieselthier/