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IHOC: Frank’s International House of Ceramics, Part Three
The Frank Lloyd Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the third chapter of its group show, Frank’s International House of Ceramics. This show features the work of six artists, illustrating the diversity of styles that are possible within the medium of ceramics.
Casting aside utility as well as ceramic conventions, Voulkos created works that were aggressively slashed and pierced. His innovative artwork inspired ceramists worldwide to push beyond the traditional boundaries of the medium. Though American ceramist Richard DeVore remained faithful to the vessel form, he too has gone far beyond functionality. His pots may reveal a smooth hollowed bottom, a doubled interior ﬂoor, or even a thin, membranous shelf. The earth and ﬂesh tones of his works evoke the tactility of human skin.
Frank’s International House of Ceramics, Part Three opens with a jar by Svend Bayer. Born in Uganda to Danish parents, Bayer studied ceramics with Michael Cardew in North Cornwall before traveling through Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia, taking inspiration from the village potteries he encountered there. Because he wood-ﬁres his work in the labor-intensive Anagama style, a natural ash glaze accumulates on the surface of his pieces.
Richard Shaw maintains an eclectic practice that incorporates a stunningly diverse range of ceramic techniques. Best known for his trompe-l’oeil still-lifes, Shaw casts porcelain in molds, throws vessels on the wheel, hand builds ceramic objects and hand-paints and applies overglaze transfer decals to achieve a stunning level of realism. His work draws on American mass culture and often maintains a playful connection with international ceramic traditions.
We also present pieces by Japanese master ceramist Goro Suzuki, who works in many traditional Japanese styles. His aesthetic is characterized by a rustic simplicity, emphasizing the natural elegance of his forms and materials. Satoru Hoshino, another Japanese artist, allows the process of forming and glazing his sculptures to be his subject. His towering coils of clays are imprinted with the mark of his thumb and fore-ﬁnger, leaving a direct record of his engagement with the material.
Frank’s International House of Ceramics, Part Three is the latest in a series of exhibitions that highlight Frank Lloyd Gallery’s international roster of artists. The six artists exhibited represent a survey of the diversity of ceramic practices throughout the world.
Throughout his career, celebrated ceramic sculptor Peter Voulkos moved beyond the functional traditions of ceramics.
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Svend Bayer Jar, 2010 ceramic 8 ¼ x 7 ⅛ x 7 ⅛ inches
Richard DeVore Untitled (#791), 1996 stoneware 14 x 10 Âž x 9 Âź inches
Richard DeVore Untitled, c. 1979 stoneware 15 x 12 Âź x 9 Â˝ inches
Richard DeVore Untitled (#767), 1995 stoneware 9 x 8 x 6 Â˝ inches
Richard DeVore Untitled (#772), 1995 stoneware 14 Â˝ x 10 x 7 Â˝ inches
Satoru Hoshino Spring Snow 08-35, 2008 stoneware clay with glazes 21 Â˝ x 8 Âž x 10 inches
Satoru Hoshino Spring Snow No. 7, 2007 stoneware clay with glazes 15 他 x 14 x 14 inches
Satoru Hoshino Spring Snow No. 6, 2007 stoneware clay with glazes 15 x 14 x 14 inches
Richard Shaw Artist’s Wingtip, 2012 glazed porcelain with overglaze decals 4 ¼ x 11 ½ x 4 inches
Richard Shaw Pastel Cabin on Paint Box, 2009 glazed porcelain with overglaze decals 8 ½ x 15 x 11 inches (paint box) ¾ x 5 ½ x 5 ½ inches (plate with pastels)
Richard Shaw Shoe at the Beach, 2011 glazed porcelain with overglaze decals 4 x 10 x 8 Â˝ inches
Richard Shaw Collection Jar, 2010 glazed porcelain with overglaze decals and spun silica 5 x 12 x 8 inches
Richard Shaw Past Habits, 2010 glazed porcelain with overglaze decals 2 ⅛ x 9 ¼ x 4 ¾ inches
Richard Shaw Book-Jar with Paperback and Walnuts, 2009 glazed porcelain with overglaze decals 7 ¼ x 10 ¼ x 6 ¾ inches
Goro Suzuki Yahichida Chair, 2001 ceramic 18 他 x 9 x 8 inches
Goro Suzuki Yahichida-Oribe Dobin, 1998 stoneware 15 Â˝ x 16 Â˝ inches
Peter Voulkos Untitled Plate, 1978 gas-ﬁred stoneware and porcelain 3 ½ x 23 ¾ x 23 ¾ inches
Peter Voulkos Untitled (Plate), 1980 wood-ﬁred stoneware and porcelain 4 ⅛ x 21 ¾ x 21 ¾ inches
Peter Voulkos Untitled Plate, 1978 gas-ﬁred stoneware and porcelain 3 ½ x 22 ¾ x 22 ¾ inches
Peter Voulkos Untitled Stack, 1974 gas-ďŹ red clay 39 x 13 x 12 inches
Peter Voulkos Untitled Stack S8 (CR474.S8-1/6-B), 1974 bronze 39 x 12 inches