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biography of Charles Moses BROWN (1904-?)

Birth place: Mayport, FL

Addresses: Mandarin, FL

Profession: Potter

Exhibited: 3000 Years of Pottery, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, 1966; Craftsmen 166, Mint Mus. Art, Charlotte, 1966; 25th Anniversary, Scripps Col., Clermont, Calif., 1969; Miami Nat. Ceramic Show, 1970 (award for hanging raku pot); Winter Park Arts Festival, 1970 (best in show for large raku pot); Mus. Arts & Sci. Invitational, Daytona Beach, 1972; Fla. Craftsmen Ann. Show, 1972 (prize for burnished black pot); Fla. Craftsmen, St. Augustine, 1972.

Member: World Crafts Coun.; Am. Crafts Coun. (state rep., 1970); Fla. Craftsmen (treas., 1956).

Work: Jacksonville Art Mus., Fla.; Mus. Arts & Sci., Daytona Beach, Fla.; Mint Mus. Art, Charlotte, NC; Wichita Art Assn., Kans.; Objects USA, Johnson Wax Co. Commissions: ten planters, Univ. Marion Bldg., Jacksonville, 1963; altar cross, vases & candelabra, 1967 & chalice & platton, 1971, Lutheran Church, Jacksonville; baptismal font, Presby. Church, Jacksonville, 1968; wall hanging, Childrens Mus., Jacksonville, 1970.

Comments: Preferred media: clays.

Sources: WW73; Hal Riegger, Charles Brown-Potter," Ceramics (1964); "The New Craftsmen," Newsweek (Feb., 1970); Ann Connor, "He Decks the Necks with Beads of Clay," Fla Times Union, 1971."


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