Answered By: Courtenay McLeland Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014 Views: 810
Charles Moses Brown (1904-1987) was born in Mayport, FL and moved with his family at the age of 2 to the Mandarin area of Jacksonville where he lived for the next 81 years. Brown was a potter for many of those years, creating hand-built pots, ornaments, wall hangings, and jewelry patterned with clay stamps, dried seed pods, rocks, and other materials. In the early 1960’s Brown embraced the Raku method of firing. Brown left his job as a bookkeeper and office manager to pursue pottery full-time in 1962. His work has been featured in several retrospectives including one at the then Jacksonville Art Museum in 1969 and at the University of Florida in 1978. See Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America. The library is fortunate to have two works by Brown.