Richard De Vore
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Richard De Vore
Untitled (#403) Vessel, multi-glazed stoneware by Richard DeVore, 1983, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Richard DeVore (1933 - June 25, 2006) was an American ceramicist and studio arts professor.

Background and education

DeVore was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1933.[1] He earned a bachelor of education degree with an art major from the University of Toledo in 1955, and received a master of fine arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1957. While in Michigan, he studied ceramics under Maija Grotell,[1] an influential Finnish-American ceramist.

Teaching career

In 1966, DeVore became head of the ceramics department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. He joined the Colorado State University art faculty in 1978 where he continued teaching until 2004.

Art career

In 1987, DeVore was installed as a fellow of the American Craft Council. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado,[2] he was known for simple, organic forms finished in dull glazes that suggest polished stones, sun-bleached bones, or even translucent skin.


DeVore died from lung cancer in Fort Collins on June 25, 2006. Meulensteen Gallery in New York represents his estate.


DeVore's ceramic works are represented at the following museum collections:


  1. ^ a b c "Richard DeVore". Home Smithsonian American Art Museum Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Artist DeVore transcended clay's limits - The Denver Post Retrieved 2017-03-07.

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