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Ralph Bacerra

American, 1938-2008

Ralph Bacerra was a ceramic artist and career educator. He lived and worked in Los Angeles, California. Bacerra’s work is recognizable by its vivid use of color and contrast, which are the result of a delicate and multi-staged process of overglazing. He is also known for geometrically complicated and technically difficult forms. His decorative aesthetic draws from Asian sources, most notably Japanese Imari and Kutani pieces, Persian miniatures and Chinese Tang ceramics. Bacerra has insisted upon an absence of metaphor, “I’ve never really thought of my work in post-modern terms. But I suppose in many ways it fits the definition. My pieces are based on traditional ideas and engage in certain cultural appropriations—in form, in design, in glaze choices. However, my work is not post-modern in the sense that I am not making any statements—social, political, conceptual, even intellectual. There’s no meaning or metaphor. I’m committed more to the idea of pure beauty. The finished piece should be like an ornament, exquisitely beautiful.”

(Biography provided by The Nevica Project LLC)
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Ralph Bacerra Large Ceramic/Pottery Charger/Plate with Gold Glaze, Signed
By Ralph Bacerra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an amazing sample of the great gold and multiple experimental glazes and motives of the great ceramist Ralph Bacerra. He made many solo exhibitions and like this piece, was c...
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Ralph Bacerra

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Ralph Bacera Lidded Studio Ceramic Vase
By Ralph Bacerra
Located in Phoenix, AZ
This wonderfully hand thrown lidded vase by Ralph Bacerra. Measures: 11" H x 6" D. Incised signature “Bacerra” on the bottom. A handled vase that features an organic or leaf patter...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ralph Bacerra

Materials

Clay

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Ralph Bacerra Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Ralph Bacerra Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Ralph Bacerra Furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 2 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Ralph Bacerra's original furniture was created in the mid-century modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture from Toshiko Takaezu Furniture, Doyle Lane Furniture and Peter Shire Furniture. Ralph Bacerra Furniture's prices can vary depending on size, time period and other factors. Priced at $800, these items top out at $3,500, while pieces like these can sell for $2,150 on average.