Contemporary Ceramics (North America, Europe)

A sample of the gift from the artist, Robert A. Ellison Jr, from his collection of 40 years to the Metropolitan Museum for its 150th anniversary, the third such gift he has given the museum in the past few years.

 

Some of these pieces  were under glass and there is light distortion in these photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vase, 1945.  Axel Salto, Danish 1889-1961. 

Royal Copenhagen, Danish, 1775-present

 

One of the earliest examples of a shift towards abstraction in the ceramic arts in the ‘Western’ world.

 

 

 

 

Light Green Tangle, 2013.  Arnie Zimmerman, American born 1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Sculpture: RE34-1-word, 2001.  Raymon Elozua, American born West Germany, 1947

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled (Mama Pot), 1973.  Ruth Duckworth, American born Germany, 1919 – 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Rottolocus, 1992,.  Christina Carver, American born 1952

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled (Scupture), c. 1960.  Margaret Israel, American born Cuba, 1929-1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit, 2002.  Peter Callas, American born 1951

 

 

 

 

 

Ewer, No. 50, 1990.  American born 1949

 

 

 

 

 

 

Familiar Figure, 1991.  Syd Carpenter, American born 1953

 

A little over 4′ high, this large form in high relief was created by adding clay coils to a helix-like infrastructure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Roots, 1991.  Syd Carpenter, American born 1953 

A little over 4′ high, this large form in high relief was created by adding clay coils to a helix-like infrastructure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sobornado, 1996.  Gary Erickson, American 1955-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrier, 2011.  Gareth Mason, British born 1965

 

 

 

 

 

Sea of Japan Pillow Pitcher, 1985.  Betty Woodman, American, 1930-2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vapor 1, 1992.  Arnie Zimmerman,  American born 1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tall Vase, 1995.  John Gill, American born 1949

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potemata, 1991.   Amara Geffen. American born 1957

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Sheath, 2018.  Elisa D’Arrigo, American born 1953

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Rock Storm, 1987.  Susanne Stephenson, American born 1935

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gut Feeling, 2017.  Aneta Regel, Polish born 1976

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suppressed Volume Series, Stacked Vase with Key Hole Pattern, 1990.  Harris Deller, American born 1947

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Teapot with Slit, #9015, 1990.  Chris Gustin, American born 1992

 

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Mentori MN 013, 2016.  Peter Callas, American born 1951

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross Your Heart, 1992.  Kate Blacklock, American born 1952

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arhkaiokurios, 1991,  Amara Geffen, American born 1957

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Dunes, 1988, Babs Haenen,  Dutch born 1948

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bladder, Tongue and Tangle, 1994.  Arnie Zimmerman, American born 1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cloud Unicus, 2017.  Anne Marie Laureys, Belgian born 1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Contemporary Ceramics (North America, Europe)

      1. But………I have to confess that I think the Japanese are more creative and more daring and more skilled. I have documented them also. From news of the difficult pressure to conform in their socieity, these Japanese (and some Korean) ceramic artists have to have been also brave to have tried what they tried long before many of them became, in the end, Living Treasures!

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