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John Mason, American, b. 1927-2019
Sculpture, 1961
42 in. x 13 1/2 in. x 11 in. (106.68 cm x 34.29 cm x 27.94 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Creation Place: North America, America
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 79.8.9

"After studying at Otis with Voulkos, John Mason remained in Los Angeles making boldly sculptural ceramics...Closest to Voulkos in his ability to create powerful vessel-based forms with jutting appendages, Mason's Sculpture, 1961, in the Marer Collection illustrates this quality. With its clearly defined and powerfully sculpted sections, the work shows the expressive potential latent in the clay's earthiness."
(Martha Drexler Lynn, Revolution in Clay, 1994, pg. 102)

Hand-built stoneware; partial glaze.

Object Description
Abstract tall, narrow blocky statue. Partially glazed in white and cobalt, with rest of the body left unglazed in light gray natural tone.

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