Ken Ferguson papers

Collection ID:
Ferguson, Ken, 1928-
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Ken Ferguson papers measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1978-2004. Included is correspondence primarily with peers and students in the field of ceramics, including prominent artists such as Akio Takamori; two sketchbooks that provide key insights into the development of Ferguson's hallmark forms and vessels; and a memorial video.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ken Ferguson (1928-2004) was a ceramicist and teacher in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He served in prominent positions in his field, including manager of the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts and Head of the Ceramics Department at Kansas City Institute of Art.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2021 by Gertrude Ferguson, Ken Ferguson's widow.

Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ceramicists -- Kansas Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American studio craft movement Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Takamori, Akio, 1950- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archie Bray Foundation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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