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Untitled Stack

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Untitled Stack

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Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002), designer and maker




Wood-fired stoneware with porcelain slip and cobalt glaze

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This large stacked clay piece by 20th century master ceramicist Peter Voulkos demonstrates the spontaneous and expressive nature of his acclaimed works of art. Known for the aggressive size and decoration in his ceramics akin to the Abstract Expressionist art movement he encountered in the 1950s, this work also reflects the unpredictable glaze effects from the Japanese wood-burning kiln firing process Voulkos adopted in 1979. One of the most influential ceramic artists of the 20th century, Voulkos helped to change perspectives of clay from more utilitarian limitations to dynamic and bold works of art.


Purchase with funds from Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Landy

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Photo by Michael McKelvey