Mary Tuthill Lindheim: Art & Inspiration

Mary Tuthill Lindheim: Art & Inspiration is the first book on Lindheim, an  American sculptor, ceramist, and teacher (1912-2004) who was a creative force in the Bay Area during the 1950s and 1960s, a period of growth and innovation in Bay Area studio craft.

The book features a foreword, three essays spanning her career, artistic range and social activism; an illustrated chronology, passages of her  writing, bios of contemporaries, bibliography and index.  

From the Foreword:

“Lindheim's work provides a wonderful overview of California ceramics from the 1930s through the 1960s. This was a period of great change, and while Lindheim's name is not among those typically mentioned, she nonetheless played an important role. From her figural sculpture in terra cotta to her devotion to the vessel and experimentation in the decades that followed, Lindheim was a voice of this revolutionary era."

 – Julie M. Muñiz, formerly Imogene Gieling Curator of Craft and Decorative Arts, Oakland Museum of California

From Reviews:

"This ambitious introductory text . . . is both an advancement to understanding the history of Northern California ceramics and an homage to Mary Tuthill Lindheim.”

 – Nancy M. Servis, curator, artist, former Executive Director, Richmond Art Center, CA


"Lindheim’s bowls, vases, candelabras and painting-like wall dividers . . . both embody the era in which they were created and transcend it.”

 – DeWitt Cheng, artist, curator, and art writer

Publication details:

ISBN 9780918684837
Publication date: November 2010
Published and distributed by Cameron + Company, Inc. in Petaluma, California

Editor: Abby Wasserman

Essays by Maria Porges, Abby Wasserman and Aram Fischer

Foreword by Julie Muñiz

Design: Lesley Gasparetti

10 x 12-in. paperback with flaps

196 pages
Illustrations: 172 color, 99 black-and-white
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