BEATRICE WOOD (BEATO) Signed Original Volcanic Glazed Pottery Footed Vase
BEATRICE WOOD (BEATO) Signed Original Volcanic Glazed Pottery Footed Vase. This is a superb original museum quality signed volcanic glazed pottery footed vase by internationally acclaimed artist and ceramist BEATRICE WOOD (BEATO) (American, 1893 1998), circa 1980. This rare original volcanic glazed pottery footed vase is signed by the artist on the bottom Beato. It measures 5 ¾ high x 6 wide (across the top) and is in excellent condition aside from a small chip on the bottom of the foot (see close-up photo). The most dramatic of Wood’s lusters is the volcanic glaze that she learned from Gertrud and Otto Natzler in 1940. One of America’s most famous ceramic artists, Beatrice Wood lived and worked in Ojai, California from the 1940s until her death in 1998 at age 105. She was friends with early Dadaists Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Isadora Duncan, Francis Picabia, and, because of these associations, was dubbed the “Mama of Dada”. Man Ray spoke of her demurely raunchy wit and famed naughtiness, your bohemianism. And extraordinary sense of personal style. And her lustrous, opulent ceramic vessels. The process is unpredictable, and Wood often fired her pieces several times until she achieved an effect she liked. Wood also created wry figurative works and humorous drawings. Her celebrated autobiography, “I Shock Myself, ” chronicles her many adventures, including her involvement with Marcel Duchamp and the avant-garde in New York in the 1920s and her experiences as a follower of the philosopher Krishnamurti in Ojai in the 1940s. The item “BEATRICE WOOD (BEATO) Signed Original Volcanic Glazed Pottery Footed Vase” is in sale since Saturday, January 24, 2015. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery”. The seller is “skf-fineart” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original