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Title: Wobble Vase
Artist: Brooks Oliver
Fascinating combination of ceramic and kinetic arts from Brooks Oliver, whose practice explores illusionary tactics for disarming and uprooting the viewers perception. The “Wobble Vase” series incorporates ideas gleaned from several years Brooks spent studying industrial engineering, utilising a precision of angle and production that bring to mind the cool, simplified shades of modernism in their soft use of angle and surface via celadon ceramic. The destabilised resting position — carefully balanced to provide a fixed axis of movement — offers playful interactivity and the insertion of some restless or oblique sensitivity to the object; the proportions and functional state vacillating between a practical vessel and industrial widget or toy.
Title: Wobble Vase & Bowl
Artist: Brooks Oliver
Fascinating combination of ceramic and kinetic arts from Brooks Oliver, whose practice explores illusionary tactics for disarming and uprooting the viewers perception. The “Wobble Vase” series incorporates ideas gleaned from several years Brooks spent studying industrial engineering, utilising a precision of angle and production that bring to mind the cool, simplified shades of modernism in their soft use of angle and surface via celadon ceramic. The destabilised resting position — carefully balanced to provide a fixed axis of movement — offers playful interactivity and the insertion of some restless or oblique sensitivity to the object; the proportions and functional state vacillating between a practical vessel and industrial widget or toy.
Title: Wolf Rabbit Girl
Artist: Cynthia Consentino
Fairytales loom in Consentino’s sculpture, the dark and childlike stories emerging through figurative ceramics that play with metaphor and association. the ‘Wolf Rabbit Girl’ diptych trades body parts to create hybrids, the artist exploring and subverting the notions of gender constructed in these stories for children. The figure with the wolfs head suggests some retroactive continuity of popular folk tales, the fusion subsuming stereotype to present confident and playful postures — and discovering the underlying psychological motifs previously hidden. The forms are stoneware, crafted by hand then coloured with oil and glazes.
Title: Woodland Lovers
Artist: Wes Harvey
Title: Worm
Artist: Judy Fox
Judy Fox’s highly sexualised sea creatures explore the conception of gender and the rise of body issues from a psychological and sometimes uncomfortable angle, framing and questioning human imperatives as they jostle in context with the Cephalopodic form. A sense of hyper-reality, or real versus a new disarming fantasy, finds itself in Fox’s striking use of gradated colour — the artist building plush hues that seem almost chromatic with a casein paint, layered and masked.
Title: Wrestler Plate
Artist: Robert Mapplethorpe
- Plate, gift boxed - Made in France, imported by LACMA
Title: Wrestling with Balance
Artist: Anne Marie Laureys
Beginning with standard, symmetrical thrown pots, Anne Marie Laurels slowly pulls, stretches and deforms the still-wet clay to a new, unique and semi-spontaneous shape. The lustrous physicality of the vessel reveals the movement of the artists hand and the fluency and overall plasticity of the base material in a flesh-like tonality, built in a gradient of matte glazes. Belgian clay thrown on the wheel, altered and assembled clayglazes
Title: Wrinkle Cups
Artist: Xie Dong
Xie Dong only sought to work in porcelain after noticing the beauty in the wrinkles and folds of a tinfoil chocolate bar wrapper, translating those ephemeral qualities to ceramic — a more permanent but naturally fragile and delicate looking cross-medium. The use of Bone China, made locally, means the china retains a translucent, ivory-coloured quality once fired, and these ‘Zhezhou’ or ‘Wrinkle’ cups intentionally impress the texture, creases and elusive dynamics inherent in tinfoil.
Title: Wrinkle Throated Meadow Penis
Artist: Dean Adams
Title: Wrinkle Vase
Artist: Xie Dong
Title: Yellow
Artist: Takashi Hinoda
Title: Yellow Blue Vase
Artist: Boch Freres Keramis
Title: Yellow Ewer
Artist: Doug Herren
Title: Yellow Jasper Dip Vase
Artist: Wedgwood
Title: Yellow Jasper Dip Vase
Artist: Wedgwood
Title: Yellow Turbine
Artist: Peter Johnson
Title: Yellow Vase
Artist: David C. Heaps
Title: Yellow/Red Lichen Vase
Artist: Randy O'Brien
Title: Young Lady with Ohr Hair
Artist: Michael Lucero
The Pre-Columbian figures have a special place in Lucero’s oeuvre, bringing out the full range of his palette and sculptural inventiveness. The figure’s hair is an homage to the ruffled pots of the eccentric 19th-20th century Biloxi potter, George E. Ohr. Reference: Exhibited on the Michael Lucero Sculpture 1976-1995, organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC and traveled to various venues between 1996 and 1998. This work has two full page illustrations in the accompanying book as well as the cover images front and back, Barbara J Bloemink and Mark Richard Leach (with essay by Lucy R. Lippard) Michael Lucero Sculpture 1976-1995, New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996.