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Joseph W. Bennion

Joseph Wood Bennion was born September 5, 1952. Bennion is a ceramist and ceramic entrepreneur. He studied at Brigham Young University where he met his wife, painter Lee Udall Bennion. Together they operate the Horseshoe Mountain Pottery in Spring City, Utah.

Bennion's work was represented in the Upper Gallery at the Salt Lake Art Center in 1984. He's been a member of Utah Designer Craftsmen, and is seen at work in a photographic reproduction on page 227 of Ward Roylance's Utah: A Guide to the State, 2nd edition. The Bennion place in Spring City makes an interesting stop among the architectural fascinations within that wonderfully preserved pioneer settlement.

Biographical information on this page was adapted from Art ists of Utah.

Newspaper Articles

"2 Utah Filmmakers Win Festival Honors." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 28, 1992.

"2 Local Artists Win at Utah Short Film, Video Festival." The Deseret News, June 25, 1992.

"4 Galleries Offer Food For the Soul, Art That Tugs at the Heart Strings." The Deseret News, September 20, 1992.

"1909 Moroni Brough house, now owned by Joseph and Lee Bennion, is part of the tour. Jump Page C3: Steve Baker/The Salt Lake Tribune Graphic: Map to Spring CityTim Kelly/The Salt Lake Tribune Laurel Brown stands in front of the Spring Cityhome she shares with husband Marlo. It was built in 1894 by William Osborne.Go The Extra Mile `Olden Days' On Display In Spring City Home Tour Spring City Puts `Olden Days' On Show." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 19, 1995.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, April 30, 1995.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, January 3, 1993.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, March 3, 1991.

"Spring City Artists." The Deseret News, May 8, 2003.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 31, 1995.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, June 5, 1994.

"A Healthy Crop of Art in Sanpete." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 5, 2003.

"Portrait of an Artist's Haven." The Deseret News, May 8, 2003.

"Santos Power." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 24, 2004.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, November 5, 1999.

"S.L. Exhibit Offer Distinctive Gifts at Affordable Prices to Brighten Yule." The Deseret News, December 15, 1991.


Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Painting and Sculpture. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, l997.

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