MIAMI — Welcome back to Spotted, your weekly resource for the best blend of masterworks and ephemera from the worlds of contemporary ceramics and contemporary ceramic art. This is our second Spotted in recent memory that has had a theme, which we usually try to avoid, but we couldn’t sit on the sidelines for Design Miami (November 30 – December 3)! Such a wide and diverse array of talent is a rare way for us to keep tabs on the field as a whole. Let’s get started!
Our most exciting works from the show come from the studio of Beate Kuhn, an 89-year-old ceramist from Germany. From Smore:
Beate Kuhn was born in 1927 in Düsseldorf, Germany and is still alive today. She first studied art in 1949, also in Germany. She went through a lot of training and schooling specifically for art. In 1957 she made her own pottery studio and worked on her own. She is known as the most important ceramicist in Germany because of how influential she has been.
Beate Kuhn uses almost entirely organic shapes. She incorporates lots of curves into her work, usually having very smooth textures. Bright and pretty colors are used in each and every piece. She also makes ceramic animals, but adds her own twist to them. They don’t look exactly like a real life animal would, but you can easily tell what animal they represent.
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