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Bibliography (selection)

Maria Chiara Valacchi, Critics' picks: Betty Woodman and Kiki Smith, in: Artforum November, 2016.

Amy Sherlock, Feel more, in: Frieze, no. 177, March 2016, pp. 124-129.

Valentina Bin, Betty Woodman: Theatre of the Domestic, ArtReview, Online published, August 23, 2016.


Mousse, Betty Woodman at Museo Marino Marini, Florence, in: Mousse online,, (November 18 2015).


Fichner-Rathus, Lois. Understanding Art. Boston: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.


Bortolotti, Paola, David Caméo, Ida Panicelli and Oliva Rucellai. Betty Woodman – L’Allegra Vitalità delle Porcellane . Exh. cat. Florence, Italy: Palazzo Pitti, Museo delle Porcellane. Panicelli, Ida, Mieke Bal, Massimo Minini, Giorgio Verzotti, and Barry Schwabsky. Betty Woodman. Brescia, Italy: Galleria Massimo Minini.


Koplos, Janet, Arthur C. Danto, and Barry Schwabsky. Betty Woodman . New York:The Monacelli Press.
Rich, Sara K. Couples Discourse. Exh. cat. University Park: Palmer Museum of Art:
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Drake, Cathryn, Paulo Henriques, Patterson Sims, and Roland Blaetter. Teatros
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Galusha, Emily, and Mary Ann Nord. Clay Talks: Reflections by American Master
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Clark, Garth, and John Pagliaro, eds. Shards: Garth Clark on Ceramic Art. New York: D.A.P. and Cermanic Arts Foundation.
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Princenthal, Nancy. Betty Woodman. Exh. cat. Sedalia, Mo.: Daum Museum of
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Natalini, Arabella Brunton. Nelle Ceramiche C’è Tutto. Exh. cat. La Loggia, Italy: Centro d’Arte La Loggia.
Vincentelli, Moira. Women and Ceramics: Gendered Vessels. Manchester, England:
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Berlind, Robert. Betty Woodman: Between Sculpture and Painting. Exh. cat. Fort
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Danto, Arthur C. Betty Woodman. Exh. cat. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum. Guichon, Françoise, and Elizabeth Woodman. Betty Woodman: Glass. Exh. cat. Marseille: CIRVA.


Houston, John. The Abstract Vessel: Ceramics in Studio. London: Bellew Publishing.


Conway, Patricia. Art for Everyday: The New Craft Movement. New York: Clarkson Potter.
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Staal, Gert, Janet Koplos, and Peter Schjeldahl. Opera Selecta: Betty Woodman.
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Clark, Garth, Robert A. Ellison, and Eugene Hecht. The Mad Potter of Biloxi: The
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Dormer, Peter. The New Ceramics: Trends and Traditions. New York: Thames and Hudson.
Perrone, Jeff. The Ceramics of Betty Woodman. Reading, Pa.: Freedman Gallery,
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Jensen, Robert, and Patricia Conway. Ornamentalism: The New Decorativeness in
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Wechsler, Susan. Low Fire Ceramics. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications.


Axel, Jan, and Karen McCready. Porcelain: Traditions and New Visions . New York:
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Troy, Jack. Salt-Glazed Ceramics. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications.


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Periodicas and Reviews (selected)


Katharina Holderegger, Domestic, in: Kunstbulletin, März 2017, p. 71.


Vibuthi Patel, An Art Traveler Lets Go of the Vessel, in: Wall Street Journal (U.S.

edition), May 8, 2013, S.A24.

Viladas, Pilar, Betty Woodmans Playful Ceramics, in: TIME Magazine, 3 May 2013.


Chessler, Suzanne. Star Ceramicist, Detroit Jewish News, 24 May.

Freudenheim, Tom. Playing House, Wall Street Journal (12 March ).


Dixon, Guy, The View Through Betty Woodman's Window, in: Globe and Mail, 25 March, 2011.


Ciappi, Andrea. Betty Woodman regina della ceramica, La Nazione, 24 May: XI.
Taylor, Alex. Reviews: New York, Betty Woodman, Artnews (May):


Drake, Cathryn. Form and Fantasy, Ceramic Review 223
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Duncan, Michael. Woodman’s Decorative Impulse, Art in America,
(November): 102-109. Cobb, James B. Betty Woodman, American Ceramics 3, no. 4 (fall ): 68– 69. Atkins, Nigel. Betty Woodman: More is More, la Revue de la Céramique ed du Verre 149, (July-August): 30-38. Budick, Ariella. Glaza and Haze: Mastering Clay Pots and Rooftop Smoke, Newsday, 28 April, B21.

dʹ′Albis, Antoine. La Manufacture de Sèvres, De Vincennes à Woodman: histoire d’un clin d’oeil, La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre 150 (September/October): 20-27. Gardner, James. Betty Woodman, New York Post, 5 May, 48.
Glueck, Grace. The Humble Vase Shows Its Colors and Its Versatility, The New York Times, 28 April, 2006, E33, E36. Loos, Ted. Yes, They’re Clay, But Don’t Dare Call Them Ceramics, The New York Times, 23 April, AR31.
MacMillan, Kyle. Met Exhibit Glazes Artist’s Career, The Denver Post, 11 June, 1F, 5F. Piché, Thomas Jr. At the Met: Betty Woodman, American Craft (October/November): 44-47.
Schjeldahl, Peter. Decoration Myths: Betty Woodman’s Ceramics, The New Yorker (May 15, ): 89-90. Sims, Patterson. A Kind of Wonderful Aesthetic Continuum, Ceramics Woodman, Elizabeth. Readings on Color, Studio Potter 35, no. 6 (December): 62-65, 94. Magazine Europe 28, (August/September ): 30- 35.


Erbacher, Kathy. Ceramist Creates Joyful Clay, Paper Worlds Betty Woodman’s Art Invites Exploration, CSA Journal 27.
Vivas, Antonio. Betty Woodman: Fuciones y Ficciones, Revista
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Miles, Christopher. Report From Santa Monica II: Tracking Patterrns,
Art in America 92, no. 2 (February): 77–81.


Finn, Joan. Korean Paintings Are Inspiration for Betty Woodman’s
Ceramic Art, The Montclair Times, 23 January, B1. Ollman, Leah. Seeing the Pattern, Los Angeles Times, 21 September , E46.


Nash, Margo. Jersey Footlights: Do Touch This Art, The New York Times, 24 November, 14NJ14.
Princenthal, Nancy. Betty Woodman: Useful Fictions, kerameiki techni:
International Ceramic Art Review (April):31–36.


Netzer, Sylvia. Betty Woodman, American Ceramics 14, no. 1 (winter ):
54. Princenthal, Nancy. Betty Woodman at Max Protetch, Art in America 89, no. 11 (November): 153–54. Chandler, Mary Voelz. Met Exhibit Honors Artist’s Feats of Clay, Rocky Mountain News, 22 April, 1D, 6D.


Eden, Victoria. Baroque Splendor, Ceramic News (May/June):
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Schwabsky, Barry. Inspiration from Past Times and Distant Places, The New York Times, 18 October, 14NJ15.
Williams, Jerry. The Painted Garden: An Interview with Betty Woodman,
Studio Potter 27, no. 1 (December): 44–65.


Danto, Arthur C. Sessualità, banalità, identità, Tema celeste/arte
contemporanea (January/February):70–71. Engine of Delight, Keramik Magazin (November/December): 22– 24. Glueck, Grace. Review, The New York Times, 17 January, C27. Lutticken, Sven. Betty Woodman: Stedelijk Museum, Flash Art (March /April): 128. Perreault, John. Betty Woodman: The Joys of Negative Space, Review (January 15,): 26.


Garten, Cliff, Janet Koplos, and Betty Woodman. What’s Clay Got to Do with It: Criticism and the Ceramic Arts, Studio Potter 24, no. 1
(December): 1–12.


Berlind, Robert. Betty Woodman at Max Protetch and the Musée des
Arts Decoratifs, Art in America 82, no. 12 (December): 110. Berlind, Robert. From the Pedestal to the Wall: Works on Paper by Betty Woodman, American Ceramics 11, no.4 (fall): 40–43.


McNally, Owen. Museum Show Embraces As Art Ceramic Work Once Called ‘Craft’, The Hartford Journal, 28 May, A8, A12.
Plaganis, Margaret. Putty in Her Hands, The Hartford Advocate (June
18): 23.


Woodman, Elizabeth. Keramicos, International Ceramics Magazine
(February): 63.


Koole, Corine. De aarzelende vazen Betty Woodman, Beelding, no. 7
(September): 9. Koplos, Janet. From Function to Form, Art in America 78, no. 11 Smith, Roberta. Review, The New York Times, 20 April, C28. (November): 166–71. Woodman, Elizabeth. Ceramics: Art and Perception, no. 2: 74– 75.


Hammel, Lisa. Good Cheer in Dainty Porcelain, The New York Times, 23 March , C1.
Smith, Roberta. Review, The New York Times, 7 April, C21. Woodman, Elizabeth. Betty Woodman, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (spring): 109.


Brenson, Michael. Betty Woodman, The New York Times , 22 April, C33. Lippard, Lucy R. Visual Arts / Betty Woodman, Boulder Daily Camera
(February): 15.


Kazanjian, Dodie. Portrait of the Artist, Artsreview: 40.


Levin, Kim. Pick of the Week, The Village Voice (December 2): 64. Miro, Marsha. History Inspires Superb Potter, Detroit Free Press, 22
July, 3F. Smith, Roberta. Review, The New York Times, 14 November, C28.


Chessler, Suzanne. Star Ceramicist, Detroit Jewish News, 24 May. Higby, Wayne. The Vessel is Like a Pot, American Ceramics 3, no. 4
(fall): 38–41. Perrone, Jeff. Let Them Eat Cake, The Village Voice (February 5, ): 88, 93.


Glueck, Grace. Review, The New York Times, 20 January, C1. Sikes, Gini. Pattern and Place, Metropolis (October): 17–19, 26.
Wechsler, Susan. In Search of the Cutting Edge, Studio Potter 12, no.
2 (June ): 1–20.


Levin, Kim. Review, The Village Voice (February 8): 58.
Woodman, Elizabeth. The Italian Experience, Studio Potter 11, no. 2
(June): 10–12.


Frank, Peter. New York Reviews, Artnews (March): 214.
McTwigan, Mich. An Interior Exchange: Cynthia Carlson and Betty Woodman in Collaboration, Arts Magazine (May): 134–35. Perreault, John. The Pattern with Exchange, SoHo Weekly News (March 9): 52.
Wechsler, Susan. Review, American Ceramics 1, no. 1 (winter):53.


Perreault, John . Usable Art, Portfolio (July–August): 60–63.


Wechsler, Susan. Betty Woodman–New York, Ceramics Monthly
(November): 40–43.


Wechsler, Susan. Twelve Colorado Potters, Studio Potter 4,
no. 1 (December): 13–27.
Woodman, Elizabeth. About Pots, Decade (1979): 44–47.


DeVore, Richard. Ceramics of Betty Woodman, Craft Horizon 38, no. 1
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Wechsler, Susan. Oggetti Utile per la Casa, Cucina Italiana (March): 27.


Woodman, Elizabeth. Role of the Potter, Studio Potter 2, no. 2
(December): 8–12.


Woodman, Elizabeth. Salt Glaze: Twenty Approaches to the Technique,
Craft Horizon (April): 29.


McKinnell, J. Review–Student Union Gallery, Colorado State University,
Fort Collins, Craft Horizon (August): 44.


Woodman, Elizabeth. Teapot Construction, Ceramics Monthly (March):