POLIA PILLIN Vase with dancing boy, bird and a boy holding a balloon and horse
Widely considered to be one of the preeminent contemporary studio potters of the 20th century, pottery was her canvas. But her work is not really about the pottery, as such; it’s about her luminous painting: the one-of-a-kind, beautifully abstracted figures and jewel-toned Mid-Century Modern motifs. She produced most of her work from her home studio, which was set up in the family’s garage in Los Angeles. She perfected the technique of painting on wet clay with colored clays. After decorating each pot, the pottery was fired then covered with transparent glaze and re-fired. The end result was abstract art on a piece of pottery with a luminous, glass-like finish that is unmistakably recognizable. What’s more, she designed her paintings to embrace the shape of each and every ceramic vessel. After her one-person show at the Chicago Art Institute, a reviewer for the Chicago Sun Times noted, Her work, direct and colorful, is expressed with a fine feeling for design and a vital sensitive line. Her paintings are personal, with all influences well understood and assimilated. As with any hand-painted American art pottery, it’s the design that usually gets collectors excited. Her designs typically cover the surface of the vessel. A tall vase might show a thin, stretched-out figure of a woman. Multiple images were common. It’s not surprising for a vase to have three or four subjects encircling it. Of her designs, females received the most attention, although children and men were also incorporated into the artwork. Among animals, horses, birds and fish are often seen. Other subject matter ranges from cats to nudes, from circus performers to dancers to Picasso-like portraits. One critic argued that it is her unique, almost naive designs that make Pillin pottery so desirable. She was an original: creative, inventive, self-confident, and fearless. Quirky features boldly typified her designs. One writer observed, People fall in love with that. The pottery was typically hand-thrown. The item “POLIA PILLIN Vase with dancing boy, bird and a boy holding a balloon and horse” is in sale since Friday, April 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery”. The seller is “kermo_72″ and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Style: Mid-Century Modern
- Material: Clay
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Vase 5×4″
- Color: Multi-Color