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Allen Littlefield

Allen LittlefieldLittlefield graduated from Wilkes College in 1967 with a BA in Art Education. After four years of teaching on both elementary and high school levels Littlefield moved to New Paltz and pursued graduate studies under ceramics instrudtors Kenneth Green and Robert Sedestrom at the Stae University of New York.He was employed as a graduate ceramics teaching assistant until 1973 when he received a Master of Fine Art degree.

Allen hand builds each piece individually out of white stoneware clay. The work is the bisque-fired in an electric kiln. The final step in firing involves an ancient technique called pitfiring. This is done outdoors and involves wrapping or positioning each piece with various materials including cardboard and newspaper.Each piece is dried, and colors applied.Since the works are porous it is not recommended for outdoor usein climates where temperatures dip near or below freezing.

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