Gold Medalist

Portrait of Patti Warashina

Patti Warashina

Patti Warashina of Seattle, a ceramic artist, has art degrees from the University of Washington, where she also taught for 30 years.

Mediums Clay Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Portrait of John McQueen

John McQueen

John McQueen of Saratoga Springs, New York, is a basket maker of sculptural baskets.

Mediums Fiber Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Portrait of Judy Kensley McKie

Judy Kensley McKie

Judy Kensley McKie of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is recognized as a premiere figure in the American studio furniture movement.

Mediums Furniture Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Portrait of Richard Marquis

Richard Marquis

Richard Marquis of Freeland, Washington, is a ceramic and glass artist who has exhibited at the Caterina Tognon Art Gallery, Venice Italy; Elliott

Mediums Clay Glass Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Portrait of Lia Cook

Lia Cook

Lia Cook of Berkeley, California, combines weaving with painting, photography, video and digital technology to explore the sensuality and materiali

Mediums Fiber Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Portrait of Jim Bassler

Jim Bassler

Jim Bassler of Palm Springs, California, is a well-known weaver. He has a BA and Master’s from UCLA.

Mediums Fiber Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Square portrait of Joyce J. Scott

Joyce Scott

Joyce J. Scott is an award-winning, multifaceted visual and performance artist most known for her work in jewelry, beadwork, and glass. She was elected into the College of Fellows in 2000 and earned the Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship in 2020.
Mediums Glass Jewelry Mixed Media Fiber Recognition College of Fellows Gold Medalist
Jun Kaneko Portrait

Jun Kaneko

Jun Kaneko is a mulifaceted artist and art advocate whose work encompasses numerous mediums. He was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 1996 and received the Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship in 2018.
Mediums Clay Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Gerhardt Knodel

Gerhardt Knodel

2016 ACC Gold Medalist Gerhardt Knodel is a celebrated fiber artist and educator.
Mediums Fiber Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Peter Voulkos at the wheel

Peter Voulkos

Peter Voulkos changed the face of ceramic art in America as he fostered abstract expressionism through infusing the power of painting into the charisma of clay.
Mediums Clay Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Rudolf Staffel Portrait

Rudolf Staffel

Rudolf Staffel created vessels that emphasize the elusive physical characteristics of the material: its ability to reflect and gather light as well as its translucency and plasticity. He received the American Craft Council’s Gold Medal in 1995.
Mediums Clay Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Rudy Autio Portrait

Rudy Autio

Rudy Autio, 1999 American Craft Council Gold Medalist, was at the forefront of the contemporary ceramics movement; his ceramic vessels - with painterly surfaces and imagery that draws from mythological themes - became iconic for their striking appearance and technical mastery.
Mediums Clay Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Ruth Duckworth Portrait

Ruth Duckworth

The most distinctive characteristic of Ruth Duckworth's artwork are its many permutations and organic forms. She received the American Craft Council’s Gold Medal in 1997.
Mediums Clay Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Gertrud and Otto Natzler Portrait

Gertrud and Otto Natzler

Gertrud and Otto Natzler quickly found success in the clay field by combining Gertrud’s remarkable throwing and Otto’s mastery of glazes. The Natzlers jointly received the American Craft Council’s Gold Medal in 2001.
Mediums Clay Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Paul Soldner preparing glazes for raku at Scripps College in Claremont, Californ

Paul Soldner

Paul Soldner was well-known for developing “American raku” and low temperature salt firing. He received the American Craft Council’s Gold Medal in 2008.
Mediums Clay Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Wendell Castle

Wendell Castle

Wendell Castle has been creating unique works of handmade sculpture and furniture for more than four decades - his dreamlike pieces challenging established rules of function and design. He received the American Craft Council’s Gold Medal in 1997.
Mediums Wood Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
June Schwarcz Portrait

June Schwarcz

June Schwarcz used innovative techniques with surface treatments, such as etching, electroforming, and engraving, to create forms which she then covered with transparent enamels. She received the American Craft Council’s Gold Medal in 1996.
Mediums Metal Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows
Jack Lenor Larsen

Jack Lenor Larsen

Jack Lenor Larsen, 1996 American Craft Council’s Gold Medalist, is an innovator in textile design and technology and his handwoven fabrics represent the pinnacle of 20th century design.
Mediums Fiber Recognition Gold Medalist College of Fellows