Born December 21~ Christine McHorse

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/

Further reading:
“The clay’s the thing: sculptor Christine Nofchissey McHorse”: https://bit.ly/3IQPXI9
https://westharlem.art/2021/03/20/christine-nofchissey-mchorse-navajo-ceramist-artist/
https://americanart.si.edu/blog/christine-mchorse-navajo-artist

Born November 30~ Margit Kovács

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/

Further reading:
https://www.hung-art.hu/frames-e.html?/english/k/kovacs_m/index.html
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/margit-kovacs/
https://marshallcolman.blog/2014/08/05/margit-kovacs-versatile-hungarian-ceramist-who-combined-folk-and-modernist-elements-in-her-work/

Born September 4~ Gladys Reynell

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

Left: The cow jumped over the moon jug / 1921 / Glazed earthenware / NGA, Canberra
Right: Still Life / ND / Hand Coloured Woodblock / Private collection

Gladys Reynell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gladys-osborne-reynell/

Further reading:
https://daao.library.unsw.edu.au/bio/gladys-reynell/biography/
https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/reynell-gladys-8187
https://www.agsa.sa.gov.au/collection-publications/collection/creators/gladys-reynell/3542/

Born August 13~ Margaret Tafoya

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/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/margaret-tafoya/
https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/margaret-tafoya
https://americanindian.si.edu/static/exhibitions/infinityofnations/southwest/243736.html

Born July 7~ Gertrud Natzler

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/

Further reading:
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/gertrud-natzler-5898
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/natzler-gertrud-amon
https://www.johnmoran.com/2019/04/22/partners-in-pottery-the-life-and-work-of-otto-gertrud-natzler/

Born July 2~ Fumiko Hori

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/

Further reading:
https://artscape.jp/artscape/eng/ht/1803.html
https://www.japanese-painting.com/artist/fumiko_hori/
https://jptca.org/en/publicart500/#visualStage
http://theartroomplant.blogspot.com/2017/01/fumiko-hori-i.html

Born June 17~ Toshiko Takaezu

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/

Further reading:
https://www.groundsforsculpture.org/artists/toshiko-takaezu/
https://artmuseum.princeton.edu/object-package/toshiko-takaezu/29673
https://www.toshikotakaezufoundation.org/about-toshiko

Born May 25~ Vally Wieselthier

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/

Further reading:
https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/about/blog/curatorial-blog-5102019/
https://www.gseart.com/artist/vally-valerie-wieselthier/bio
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https://www.revistaad.es/diseno/iconos/articulos/razones-para-descubrir-vally-wieselthier-mejor-ceramista-vienesa/29493

Born May 14~ Betty Woodman

Betty Woodman (May 14, 1930-January 2, 2018) was an American ceramic artist whose pieces ranged from massive site-specific murals to fragmentary columns and carpet-like floor pieces.
Biography on Woodman Family Foundation: https://www.woodmanfoundation.org/betty/biography

(Detail) Alessandro’s Rooms by Betty Woodman
2011 / Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, laquer, acrylic paint, canvas

102-1/2″x354-1/2″x15-3/4″ / Photos from Salon 94, New York, NY

Betty Woodman on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/betty-woodman/

Further reading:
https://hyperallergic.com/419859/betty-woodman-obituary/
https://www.wallpaper.com/art/betty-woodman-david-kordansky-gallery-los-angeles
http://artistproject.metmuseum.org/5/betty-woodman/