Betty Woodman


Betty Woodman on a train
Betty Woodman circa 1970s

Berlind, Robert. Betty Woodman: Between Sculpture and Painting. Fort Dodge: Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 1999.

Betty Woodman: A Visit to Rome. Florence: Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, 2009.

Danto, Arthur C. Betty Woodman. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1996.

DeBellis, Vincenzo, ed., et al. Betty Woodman: Theatre of the Domestic. Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2016.

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Guichon, Françoise. Betty Woodman: Glass. Marseille: CIRVA, 1996.

Harris, James R. Betty Woodman. St. Louis: The Greenberg Gallery, May 1987.

Koplos, Janet, Arthur C. Danto, and Barry Schwabsky. Betty Woodman. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2006.

Panicelli, Ida, et al. Betty Woodman. Brescia: Galleria Massimo Minini, 2009.

Perrone, Jeff. The Ceramics of Betty Woodman. Reading: Freedman Gallery, Albright College, 1985-86.

Princenthal, Nancy. Betty Woodman. Sedalia: Daum Musuem of Contemporary Art, 2002.

Schwabsky, Barry. Betty Woodman. New York: Salon 94 and Skira, 2011.

Sims, Patterson. Betty Woodman: In the Garden. Short Hills: Greenwood Gardens Publications, 2016.

Staal, Gert, Janet Koplos and Peter Schjedahl. Opera Selecta: Betty Woodman. ‘s-Hertogenbosch: Het Kruithuis Museum, 1990.

Taragin, Davira S. Betty Woodman. Birmingham: David Klein Gallery, 2012.

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Betty WoodmanL’Allegra Vitalità delle Porcellane. Florence, Italy: Palazzo Pitti, Museo delle Porcellane, 2009.

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Ceramica Viva. Milan: Hoepli, Ulrico, S.p.A, 1979.

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Slipware: Contemporary Approaches. London: A + C Black and Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.

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Pattern, Crime & Decoration. Paris: Les Presses Du Reel, 2020.

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Tradition and Change: The New American Craftsmen. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1977.

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5x7: Seven Ceramic Artists Each Acknowledge Five Sources of Inspiration. Alfred: New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 1993.

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Western Artists and India: Creative Inspirations in Art and Design. Mumbai: The Shoestring Publisher, 2013.

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Somewhere Between Naples and Denver. Denver: Denver Art Museum, 1988.

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Couples Discourse. University Park: Palmer Museum of Art: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006.

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Adlin, Jane.

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“Betty Woodman: More is More.” La Revue de la Céramique ed du Verre 149 (July-Aug. 2006): 30-38.

Axel, Jan, and Karen McCready.

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“The AI Interview: Betty Woodman.” Art Info, 3 May 2006.

Barni, Selva.

“Betty Woodman: New York/Florence.” Purple Magazine, Fall/Winter 2017: 410-417.

Berardini, Andrew.

“Comic Strip Gaze, Cosmic Ship Grays, Ceramic Slip Glaze: From Henri Matisse to Betty Woodman.” Mousse, Feb. 2015.

Berlind, Robert.

“Betty Woodman at Max Protetch and the Musée des Arts Decoratifs.” Art in America, Dec. 1994: 110.

Bischoff, Dan.

“Reveling in the Joy of Clay.” The Star-Ledger, 20 Dec. 2002.

Brenner, Julie.

“One Good Urn Deserves Another.” ARTNews, May 2006.

Brenson, Michael.

“Betty Woodman.” The New York Times, 22 Apr. 1988: C33.

Bria, Ginevra.

“Betty Woodman: Museo Marino Marini.” Flash Art Italia Online, 15 Oct. 2015.

Budick, Ariella.

“Glaze and Haze: Mastering Clay Pots and Rooftop Smoke.” Newsday, 28 Apr. 2006: B21.

Casadio, Mariuccia.

“Clay Molds.” Vogue Italia, Aug. 2013.

Castro, Jan Garden.

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Cesana, Simona.

“Betty Woodman: Le Felici Trasgressioni della Ceramica.” Artigianato, Apr.-Jun. 2007.

Cesana, Simona.

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Chandler, Mary Voelz.

“Met Exhibit Honors Artist’s Feats of Clay.” Rocky Mountain News, 22 Apr. 2006: 1D, 6D.

Ciappi, Andrea.

“Betty Woodman regina della ceramica.” La Nazione, 24 May 2008: XI.

Cobb, James B.

“Betty Woodman.” American Ceramics 3.4 (Fall 1985): 68–69.

Cohen, David.

“Prints of 2006 From New York Printshops.” The New York Sun, 25 Jan. 2007.

Cunningham, Caroline.

“Ceramicist Betty Woodman Sets the Table for Two Collectors.” House & Garden, Sep. 2003.

D'Albis, Antoine.

“La Manufacture de Sèvres, De Vincennes à Woodman: histoire d’un clin d’œil.” La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre 150 (Sep./Oct. 2006): 20-27.

Danto, Arthur C.

“Sessualità, banalità, identità.” Tema celeste/arte contemporanea, Jan./Feb. 2000: 70–71.

DeVore, Richard.

“Ceramics of Betty Woodman.” Craft Horizon 38.1 (Feb. 1978): 28–31.

Dixon, Guy.

“The View Through Betty Woodman’s Window.” The Globe and Mail, 25 Mar. 2011.

Drake, Cathryn.

“Form and Fantasy.” Ceramic Review 223 (Jan./Feb. 2007): 30-35.

Duncan, Michael.

“Woodman’s Decorative Impulse.” Art in America, Nov. 2006: 102-109.

Eden, Victoria.

“Baroque Splendor.” Ceramic News (May/June 2000): 34–37.

Erbacher, Kathy.

“Ceramist Creates Joyful Clay, Paper Worlds Betty Woodman’s Art Invites Exploration.” CSA Journal 27 (June 2005).

Fateman, Johanna.

"Betty Woodman." The New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2022.

Finn, Joan.

“Korean Paintings Are Inspiration for Betty Woodman’s Ceramic Art.” The Montclair Times, 23 Jan. 2003: B1.

Frank, Peter.

“New York Reviews.” ARTnews, Mar. 1982: 214.

Freudenheim, Tom.

“When Artists Take on Museums.” The Wall Street Journal, 13 Mar. 2012: D6.

Gardner, James.

“Betty Woodman.” New York Post, 5 May 2006: 48.

Garten, Cliff, Janet Koplos, and Betty Woodman.

“What’s Clay Got to Do with It: Criticism and the Ceramic Arts.” Studio Potter 24.1 (Dec. 1995): 1–12.

Glueck, Grace.

“Review.” The New York Times, 20 Jan. 1984: C1.

Glueck, Grace.

“The Humble Vase Shows Its Colors and Its Versatility.” The New York Times, 28 Apr. 2006: E33, E36.

Goldman, Edward.

“Guilty as Charged.” Transcript from Art Talks on KCRW 89.9, 6 June 2006.

Hammel, Lisa.

“Good Cheer in Dainty Porcelain.” The New York Times, 23 Mar. 1989: C1.

Higby, Wayne.

“The Vessel is Like a Pot.” American Ceramics 3.4 (Fall 1985): 38–41.

Hudson, Suzanne.

“Los Angeles, Betty Woodman, David Kordansky Gallery.” Artforum Reviews Apr. 2015: 256-257.

Kazanjian, Dodie.

“Portrait of the Artist.” Artsreview (1987): 40.

Koole, Corine.

“De aarzelende vazen Betty Woodman.” Beelding 7 (Sep. 1990): 9.

Koplos, Janet.

“From Function to Form.” Art in America, Nov. 1990: 166–71.

Kumar, Rahul.

“Betty Woodman and George Woodman showcase works at Charleston Gallery.” STIR, 26 Mar. 2023.

Levere, Jane. L.

“A New Look at a Groundbreaking Ceramics Artist.” The New York Times, 22 Oct. 2022.

Levin, Kim.

“Review.The Village Voice, 8 Feb. 1983: 58.

Lippard, Lucy R.

“Visual Arts / Betty Woodman.” Boulder Daily Camera, Feb. 1988: 15.

Loos, Ted.

“Yes, They’re Clay, But Don’t Dare Call Them Ceramics.” The New York Times, 23 Apr. 2006: AR31.

Lutticken, Sven.

“Betty Woodman: Stedelijk Museum.” Flash Art, Mar./Apr. 1997: 128.

MacMillan, Kyle.

“Met Exhibit Glazes Artist’s Career.” The Denver Post, 11 June 2006: 1F, 5F.

McEwan, Olivia.

“The Wondrously Defiant Art of Contemporary Ceramics.” Hyperallergic, 5 Jan. 2023.

McKinnell, J.

“Review–Student Union Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.” Craft Horizons, Aug. 1971: 44.

McNally, Owen.

“Museum Show Embraces as Art Ceramic Work Once Called ‘Craft’.” The Hartford Journal, 28 May 1992: A8, A12.

McTwigan, Michael.

“An Interior Exchange: Cynthia Carlson and Betty Woodman in Collaboration.” Arts Magazine, May 1982: 134–35.

Miles, Christopher.

“Report from Santa Monica II: Tracking Patterns.” Art in America, Feb. 2004: 77–81.

Miro, Marsha.

“History Inspires Superb Potter.” Detroit Free Press, 22 July 1986: 3F.

Mizota, Sharon.

“Review, Betty Woodman at David Kordansky Gallery.” The Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2015.

Nash, Margo.

“Jersey Footlights: Do Touch This Art.” The New York Times, 24 Nov. 2002: 14NJ14.

Netzer, Sylvia.

“Betty Woodman.” American Ceramics 14.1 (Winter 2001): 54.

Ollman, Leah.

“Seeing the Pattern.” Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2003: E46.

Panicelli, Ida.

“Betty Woodman: Salon 94.” Artforum, Summer 2011: 405.

Patalay, Ajesh.

“Betty and George Woodman, platter artists.” Financial Times, 26 Feb. 2023.

Perreault, John.

“Usable Art.” Portfolio (July/Aug. 1981): 60–63.

Perreault, John.

“Betty Woodman: The Joys of Negative Space.” Review, 15 Jan. 1997.

Perrone, Jeff.

“Let Them Eat Cake. The Village Voice, 5 Feb. 1985: 88, 93.

Perryman, Jane.

“Rites of Passage.” Ceramic Review, May/June 2000.

Piché, Thomas Jr.

“At the Met: Betty Woodman.” American Craft (Oct./Nov. 2006): 44-47.

Plaganis, Margaret.

“Putty in Her Hands.” The Hartford Advocate, 18 June 1992: 23.

Princenthal, Nancy.

“Betty Woodman at Max Protetch.” Art in America, Nov. 2001: 153–54.

Puryear, Martin.

“Shaping the Future of Craft.” 2006 National Leadership Council, American Craft Council.

Ravagli, Antonella.

“Ceramics from New York.” Tile Fashion, March 2004.

Reichl, Ruth.

“Breaking the Mold.” Gourmet, Jan. 2007.

Richard, Frances.

“Betty Woodman.” Artforum, May 2006.

Rossetti, Chloé.

“Critics Picks: Vessels.” Artforum, June 2013.

Schjedahl, Peter.

“Vases in Flower,” The Village Voice, 10 Dec. 1991.

Schjeldahl, Peter.

“Decoration Myths: Betty Woodman’s Ceramics.” The New Yorker, 15 May 2006: 89-90.

Schwabsky, Barry.

“Review.” American Craft (Apr./May 2000): 65–67.

Sherlock, Amy.

“Feel More.” Frieze, Mar. 2016: 124-129.

Sikes, Gini

“Pattern and Place.” Metropolis, Oct. 1984: 17–19, 26.

Sims, Patterson.

“A Kind of Wonderful Aesthetic Continuum.” Ceramics Magazine, Aug./Sep. 2006: 30-35.

Smith, Roberta.

“Review.” The New York Times, 14 Nov. 1986: C28.

Smith, Roberta.

“Sculpture in the City, From Blankets to Bronze.” The New York Times, 20 Apr. 1990.

Sofronijevic, Jelena.

"Betty & George Woodman: domestic ceramic from Italy to Charleston." Recessed Space, 5 May 2023.

Taylor, Alex.

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Vivas, Antonio.

“Betty Woodman: Fuciones y Ficciones.” Revista Internacional Ceramica 99 (2005): 79-80.

Wechsler, Susan.

“Oggetti Utile per la Casa.” Cucina Italiana (Mar. 1978): 27.

White, Cheryl.

“Vessels: The Human Connection.” Artweek (19 Apr. 1986): 3.

Wildman, David.

“Betty, Charlie, Francesca, and George.” Time Out Boston, 6 Dec. 2010.

Williams, Jerry.

“The Painted Garden: An Interview with Betty Woodman.” Studio Potter 27.1 (Dec. 1998): 44–65.

Woodman, Elizabeth, and George Woodman.

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Woodman, Elizabeth.

“Teapot Construction.” Ceramics Monthly, Mar. 1969: 12–15.

Yablonsky, Linda.

“Young at Art.” W, May 2015: 77-79.

“Engine of Delight.” Keramik Magazin, Nov./Dec. 1997: 22-24.

“From the Pedestal to the Wall: Works on Paper by Betty Woodman.” American Ceramics 11.4 (Fall 1994): 40–43.

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“Review.” The New York Times, 17 Jan. 1997: C27.

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“From Betty Woodman’s Ceramics to a Robert Rauschenberg Fabric Collage, Rarely Seen Collection Works Revealed in the Whitney’s Making Knowing: Craft in Art.” Artfix Daily, 18 Nov. 2019.

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“Inspiration from Past Times and Distant Places.” The New York Times, 18 Oct. 1998: 14NJ15.

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“Keramicos. International Ceramics Magazine, Feb. 1991: 63.

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“Review: ‘Midtown’: That Chair’s Charming, but Can I Sit in It?” The New York Times, 25 May 2017.

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Betty Woodman: Wallpaper #9
Betty Woodman: Wallpaper #9

Jeff Elstone


Betty Woodman: A Visit to Rome
Betty Woodman: A Visit to Rome



Chinese Pleasures by Betty Woodman, U.S. Embassy Beijing
Chinese Pleasures by Betty Woodman, U.S. Embassy Beijing



Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics 1950–2000
Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics 1950–2000

Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art with New York: Rizzoli International Publications


Betty Woodman: Thinking Out Loud
Betty Woodman: Thinking Out Loud

A production of Charles Woodman Video


Betty Woodman: A Visit to Rome



Betty Woodman: Wallpaper #9

Jeff Elstone