Ceramics (US) 1942-2019

 

Primarily the north-eastern US. 

However, the Renwick Gallery is part of the Smithsonian and its interest is national.

 

 

 

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Apocalype 42, 1942, terracotta and engobe. 

Victor Schreckengost, 1906-2008, American.  Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

 

 

 

 

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Fountain, porcelain urinal, 1950 version of 1917 original.

Marcel Duchamp, American born France, 1887-1976.  Philadelphia Art Museum.

One of the founts of artistic creativity since Duchamp’s time even if ‘creative’ is a generous description for some of this production.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother and Child, terracotta, 1956.

Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, American sculptor and printer.    Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

The artist, an African American, left the United States in 1946 to escape from racism.  Though she lived and worked in Mexico for the rest of her life and was much influenced by Mexican artists on the left of the political spectrum, she continued to receive major commissions and acclaim in the US. 

 

 

 

 

Rudolf Staffel, 1911-2002, American

artist and artisan of both glass and ceramics, a watercolorist and a designer, gave the name Light Gatherers to twelve translucent porcelain pieces which he made between 1965 and 1981 in an experiment about the transmission of light. 

 

 

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Potting very thinly, the artist squeezed and distorted the clay on the wheel.  Where the wall of the pot collapsed, he would add patches and straps and decorative elements. Some pots are hand built.  He stretched and folded the clay.  He also scored it with striations of many shapes. 

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The artist made his own porcelain composition to achieve the maximum translucency and was experimenting with this composition until late in life.

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Sometimes he introduced mineral washes to make pale blues and greens and sometimes he introduced pigment into the clay. The artist did not glaze his porcelain.

He said he wanted his work to contain and transmit light.

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Porcelain, 1965-1985,  Rudolf Staffel, 1911-2002, American.  Philadelphia Museum of A

 

 

 

 

 

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Convertible Car, c. 1971, earthenware, gold and silver luster glaze. 

Patti Warashina, American born 1940. Smithsonian Renwick Museum, Washington, DC

 

 

 

 

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Veil, terracotta, ropes, hair, 1975.

  Marisol, 1930-2016, American born France.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

 

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Merfrog and her Pet Frog, 1976, glazed earthenware.

David James Gilhooly, 1943-2014, Whitney Museum of N. American Art, NY

 

 

 

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Whistling in the Dark, 1976, glazed terracotta.

Robert Arneson, 1930-1992, American.  Whitney Museum of N. American Art, NY

 

 

 

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Mike Goes Back to T, 1980, glazed porcelain with overglazed transfer.

Richard Shaw, American born 1941.  Whitney Museum of N. American Art, NY

 

 

 

 

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Window created for Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, 1982, 40 porcelain tiles washed with copper salts, each handcrafted and applied to frosted glass, wood frame. 

Rudolf Staffel, 1911-2002, American.  Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

 

 

 

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Me Man, 1983, glazed ceramic. 

Viola Frey, 1933-2004, Whitney Museum of N. American Art, NY

 

 

 

 

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Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988, porcelain.

  Jeff Koons, American born 1955.  On display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2018

 

 

 

 

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Milk and Honey, 1994-96, two thousand porcelain objects, glass and wood.

Charles LeDray, American born 1960.  Whitney Museum of N. American Art, NY

 

 

 

 

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Static Fuel, 1998, earthenware and oil paint.

Steven Montgomery, American born 1954. Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

 

 

 

 

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Grandmother with Vase, 1998, ceramic. 

Viola Frey, 1933-2004, American.  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

 

 

 

 

 

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The Whistlers, 2005, stoneware, paint, pastel and synthetic hair. 

Tip Toland, American born 1950.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

 

 

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I am no one, 2006, cut, hollowed and reassembled stoneware with clay slip.

Beth Cavaner, American born 1972.  Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

 

 

 

 

 

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A Night Out, 2011, glazed ceramic, painted hardwood, and cast concrete. 

Arlene Schechet, American born 1951.  Whitney Museum of N. American Art, NY

 

 

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Basin Theology/The Pipe, 2013, glazed ceramic. 

Sterling Ruby, American born Germany, 1972.  Whitney Museum of N. American Art on show in 2020

 

 

 

 

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198 of Thousands, 2014-2015, stoneware, glazes, and decals.

Ehren Tool, American born 1970. Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

 

 

 

 

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Orange chromatic ewer, ceramic and casein paint, 2015.

Douglas Herren, American born 1962.  Loaned by Peters Projects Gallery to the 77th Juried Show at the Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia in 2018.

This is partly wheel-built and partly hand-built.  

 

 

 

 

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Culled Lamb, 2016, porcelain, plastic, wood, paint. 

Linda Cordell, unknown birthdate; on display at the Philadelphia Arts Alliance in 2016

 

 

 

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Sanguinary, 2016, porcelain, wood, plastic and paint.

Linda Cordell, unknown birthdate; on display at the Philadelphia Arts Alliance in 2016

 

 

 

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Unknown name, 2016; porcelain, paint, plastic.

Linda Cordell, unknown birthdate; on display at the Philadelphia Arts Alliance in 2016

 

 

 

 

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Saint Anna and the Virgin Mary as a Child, from the series Corpus, 2013-2016, ceramic, and detail. 

Kukuli Velarde, American born Peru, 1962.  Loaned by the artist to the Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Juried Show in 2018

 

 

 

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Rockets House, 2017, fired clay.

Matthew Courtney, American born 1965.  Loaned by the artist to the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia for the 2018 Juried show.

The artist represents V-2 missiles as a part of the male body in a statement of his disregard for the  political doctrine of endless war.

 

 

 

 

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Storage 1, clay, glass, steel wood, 2017, and details. 

Syd Carpenter, American, born 1953. Collection of the artist on loan to the Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia for the 2018 Juried Show.

The artist is representing her mother and the land.   The glass contains lentils.  There is also a representation of kidney beans.

 

 

 

 

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Handhelds, 2016, reduction fired stoneware.  Raymond Rorke, American unknown DOB.  2018 Clay Studio Biennial, Philadelphia

The artist found an old and rusted horseshoe when he was digging in his garden one day.

Holding it and looking at it brought him into that long human memory, partly in the mind and partly in the fingers, of the things made,  used by our species.  

 

 

 

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Corinne, 2018, majolica.

Rachel Feinstein, American  born 1971.  Courtesy of the artist to the Jewish Museum, NY in 2020.

This piece came out of the artist’s collaboration with the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory in Munich, Germany, now 260 years old.  This piece is a blow-up of the undulating base of 18th figurines made by the Manufactory.  One of these is a Commedia dell’Arte piece of a young woman called Corinne.

 

 

 

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Philly Philodendron, 2017, ceramic; and detail. 

Jacintha Clarke, American born 1986.  Courtesy of the artist to the Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia Juried Show in 2019

 

 

 

 

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#8, Village Series, ceramic, 2019

Simone Leigh, American born 1968.  Whitney Biennial 2019, NY

 

 

 

 

 

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