Tag Archive for: contemporary ceramics

Laura Donefer, ‘Amulet Basket,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Dynamic studio glass grabs attention at Heritage, Sept. 29

Laura Donefer, ‘Amulet Basket,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions


Laura Donefer, ‘Amulet Basket,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Courtesy Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Rare is the contemporary art movement that evolves and innovates as nimbly as studio glass. Given the medium’s roots in historic Venetian practices, today’s glass artists in America and beyond continue to forge breathtaking new methods and aesthetics in this dynamic material. In its Thursday, September 29 Design Signature® Auction, Heritage Auctions offers a rich collection of contemporary studio glass works by more than 140 artists. These are emergent superstars and the industry’s most celebrated artists who mentored them. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Courtney Mattison, ‘Hope Spots: Coral Triangle 3,’ 2022. 17 by 16 by 9in. Glazed stoneware and porcelain

Ceramic art celebrated in Palos Verdes Art Center show

Courtney Mattison, ‘Hope Spots: Coral Triangle 3,’ 2022. 17 by 16 by 9in. Glazed stoneware and porcelain

Courtney Mattison, ‘Hope Spots: Coral Triangle 3,’ 2022. 17 by 16 by 9in. Glazed stoneware and porcelain

PALOS VERDES, Calif. – The Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is currently showing Water, Earth & Fire, an exhibition celebrating ceramics as a powerful creative force and expressive mode of communication. It will run through April 16.

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Peter Voulkos literally changed the shape of modern ceramics

An untitled 1968 Peter Voulkos glazed and gouged gas-fired stoneware vessel brought $60,000 in June 2020 at Wright. Image courtesy of Wright and LiveAuctioneers.

An untitled 1968 Peter Voulkos glazed and gouged gas-fired stoneware vessel brought $60,000 in June 2020 at Wright. Image courtesy of Wright and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Peter Voulkos was not just an innovator but a rock star in the field of ceramics. Wildly abstract forms are now the norm in the artistic medium, but someone had to show the way, and Voulkos was that trailblazer. He revolutionized the field in the 1950s, pushing ceramics past its humble functional roles and reimagining them as unusual and monolithic sculptures.

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