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Harding Black papers, 1934-1979

Biographical Note

Harding Black (1912-2004) was a studio ceramicist who worked in Texas.
Harding Black was born in 1912 in Aransas Pass, Texas. An excavation of Native American burial mounds sparked his interest in ceramics. He started a ceramics studio near the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas where he taught children's classes. In the 1930s, he was active with the Works Progress Administration. Later in life, Black exhibited his works. He did extensive research and experimentation with glaze. Harding Black died in 2004 of respiratory failure.