Welcome to Spotted, our weekly must-see list of works from the world of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics. This week we begin with a dribbly porcelain pitcher by Helen Frankenthaler and a cheeky jug.
While not a ceramic artist, we Spotted American abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler‘s (1928–2011) collection of 250 hand-painted porcelain pitchers, each is unique, signed and numbered.
NYC Antiques Weekend Find: Jolly Bricklayers
We Spotted this 1815 dated pearlware jug at New York City’s Antiques Weekend (January 19–20, 2018) featuring bricklayers and a jovial inscription (below). The pitcher was acquired by curator, writer and antiquarian Rob Hunter who said he had offers from several American museums for the object.
A many of many talents, satirist turned ceramist, Roger Law is known in the world of contemporary ceramics for his monumental celadon Paradise Pots, but we’ve Spotted some examples of Law’s more delicate blue and white porcelain works.
Reparation is a mixed media work incorporating sculpture, drawing and poetry. It is the embodiment of thoughts and imaginings over some years. Birds are the focus and I have made many small porcelain forms, each unique with anthropomorphic characteristics.
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