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Peter Voulkos, American, (1924–2002)
Vase, 1955
Stoneware, glazed
26 3/4 in. x 9 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (67.95 cm x 24.13 cm x 24.13 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Thrown
Creation Place: North America, America
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 92.1.149


Commentary
Rudy Autio has a very similar piece (as per Sam).

"When Voulkos arrived at Otis in 1954, he was an accomplished production potter, who made elegant symmetrical forms, as seen in Vase, 1955....But in the spring of 1955 Voulkos's work began to move in an expressionist direction, in response to the art and ideas he had absorbed at Black Mountain and New York, as well as from exhibitions he saw in Los Angeles."
(Mary Davis MacNaughton, Revolution in Clay, 1994, pg. 58)

Marks
"Voulkos" inscribed on the bottom.

Medium
Glazed stoneware; thrown. Red iron based glaze with black and dark brown.

Object Description
Reverse hourglass shape, widest at the center and narrow at the foot and top; maroon and brown glaze with black slip trail design.

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