Sterling silver hand-formed teapot Michael & Maureen Banner - Silversmiths
PO Box 217 Monterey, MA 01245
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STUDIOS Michael & Maureen Banner in the studio Monterey Massachusetts in Berkshire County since 1977
          West Stockbridge Massachusetts 1976 -1977
          Glencoe Illinois 1969 -1975
          Chicago Illinois (Addison Street) 1964 -1969


Michael and Maureen Banner in their Monterey studio, 2008
Photo credit  Dudek. Click image to enlarge

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PERMANENT
COLLECTIONS
Smithsonian American Art Museum (3 pieces)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Art Institute of Chicago,
Currier Museum, New Hampshire
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts,
Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Indiana,

The Kamm Teapot Foundation (3 pieces)
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina
Suzanne & Norman Cohn, Philafelphia
GRANTS and AWARDS
2013 Berkshire Museum - Commission presentation pieces Berkshire Awards
2012 Best in Show, Craft Boston
  Niche Award Winner, Holloware
2010 Saul Bell Design Award International Second Place in the Hollowware Category
2009 Massachusetts Cultural Council, Artist Grant winner
2008 Fuller Craft Museum, Teapot Commission for the Permanent Collection
2006 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Purchase Award at Crafts in the Castle
2004 American Craft Council Distinguished Achievement Award, March 2004
2003 Massachusetts Cultural Council, Artist Grant winner one of two highly commended craft persons
2001 Best In Show, American Craft Exposition, Evanston
  Judges: Professor Anthony Jones, Ruth T. Summers
2000 Society of Arts and Crafts, Artists Award ,  Boston
2000 Smithsonian Craft Show Honorable Mention
  Judges: Bruce Hoffman, Lois Moran, Paul Parkman
1999 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship
1996 Founders Award, American Craft Exposition, Evanston
  Judges: Gregory Knight, Michael Monroe
1995 Best In Show, American Craft Exposition, Evanston
  Judges: Lucinda A. Barnes, Stanley Madeja
1995 Smithsonian Craft Show Award for Excellence
1995 NICHE Awards, Metal-One of a Kind
1994 Washington Craft Exposition Gallery Award of Excellence
  Judges: Sarah Grusin, Maureen Littleton, Paul Parkman
  Philadelphia Craft Show
1993 Rolex Prize for Excellence in Metals
1991 Cohn Family Trust Award for Excellence in Design
11986 Christofle Award for Metals Winter Park, Florida - Metals,
1984 Christofle Award for Metals Winter Park, Florida - Crafts
RECENT PUBLICATIONS &  EXHIBITIONS click for details
SELECTED COMMISSIONS Fuller Craft Museum, 2008
Temple Isaiah, Lexington Massachusetts
Congregation Beth Israel, Houston
Session and Congregation of the Wilton Presbyterian Church Commission for The Renwick Alliance 1996
and many private collections.
WORKSHOPS PRESENTED BY MICHAEL

 

2007-2013 DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA, Faculty
2000 Horizons
11998 Interlaken School of Art.  Silversmithing
Michael J. Banner     Kalamazoo Michigan 1939
Cleveland Institute of Art
          Kenneth Bates Frederick Miller John Paul Miller
Western Michigan University BS
Kalamazoo College
Maureen Arnow Banner      Chicago Illinois 1946
Berkshire Community College
          Mark Milloff
Evanston Art Center,
          Paul Wieghardt, Nelli Bar, Leo Segedin
Northern Illinois University
Art Institute of Chicago-Junior School