Richard Hirsch Ceramic Altar Bowl with Cast Glass Weapon, 1998

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch's "Altar Bowl with Glass Weapon" #31 is raku-fired, hand built and hand sculptured. Two separate pieces of high fired stoneware are assembled with a third piece -- a cast glass weapon. Therefore underscoring the dramatic disparity between parts; honed, controlled base, roughly hewn, rock-like vessel, wrought, sharp, angular blade. "Some wondered whether I shouldn’t just present the weapons in all their variations on the wall in the manner in which the actual artifacts are presented in museums. To me, that missed the point. The idea was to juxtapose a weapon with a vessel. It was the dialogue between weapon and container that was the issue. I wanted the viewer to confront the connection one might have with the other (nurturing, adversarial, utilitarian, sexual, etc.) Some were rather frightening, alluding to a sacrificial ceremony. Ultimately, that dialogue was a construct of mine. I never found any precedent for juxtaposing a weapon with a vessel." Signed and dated by the artist. Additional pieces of Richard Hirsch ceramic sculpture and fine art available through Highland Park, please contact the dealer for more information.

Provenance: Acquired directly from Richard Hirsch.

(Literature: "With Fire: Richard Hirsch, A Life Between Chance and Design", Scott Meyer (Author), RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press 2012 - "Weapons, Altar Bowls" pgs. 47-57 and similar piece pictured on pg. 49)

Richard Hirsch Brief Bio:
In the field of contemporary ceramic, Rick Hirsch has earned an international reputation. He has achieved this recognition by engaging in numerous diversified professional activities. Through efforts in university teaching, exhibits, writing, lecturing and researching he has risen to world-wide prominence.

In 1975, Hirsch co-authored a book entitled Raku, published by Watson-Guptill. This was the first comprehensive text to address the new innovations developing in the west that were transforming traditional Japanese Raku. Also, in the same year, Hirsch became a founding faculty member of The Program in Artistry at Boston University. Currently, Hirsch is a Professor Emeritus at The School for American Crafts which is a part of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. His university teaching career now spans well over four decades.

Repeatedly, Hirsch has participated in several milestone exhibitions and publications. Significant shows include; The Evolution of American Art in Craft Media Since 1945; Echoes: Historical References in Contemporary Ceramics; American Ceramics Now; Raku: Origins, Impact and Contemporary Expression; and Convergencies: The Presence of the Past in Contemporary American Ceramics.

Frequently his work appears in book and magazine publications, such as; Overseas Contemporary Ceramic Art Classics by Baiming, China; Raku Investigations into Fire by David Jones, England; The History of American Ceramics from 1607 to the Present by Elaine Levin, New York; World Contemporary Ceramics by Baiming, China; and Firing, Philosophies within Contemporary Ceramic Practice by David Jones, England.

Several museums have included his work for their permanent collections. These include; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; The Taipei County Yinko Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; and the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada.

In 1984, Hirsch was elected as a permanent member of The International Ceramics Academy, a world-wide organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. A recipient of a William J. Fulbright Research Scholar Award in 2002, Hirsch has also received several Individual Artists Grants. Most recently he was honored by The Rochester Institute of Technology, with the Board of Trustee’s Outstanding Scholarship Award. Recently Hirsch collaborated with Dr. Scott Meyer on his biography, the book is entitled With Fire: Richard Hirsch and is published by The Cary Graphic Arts Press at RIT, ISBN-13: 978-1-933360-97-3.

Amid the ever-shifting sands of change and new trends that is prevalent in contemporary ceramics, Richard Hirsch has maintained his steadfast personal aesthetic and continues to make a significant contribution to his field.
Details
Creator
Richard Hirsch 1 (Artist)
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1998
Period
20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Ceramic
Glass
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
13.75 in. H x 13 in. W x 9 in. D
35 cm H x 33 cm W x 23 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
3
Reference Number
f86331507312800083fs
Contact The Seller
Typical Response Time: 1 hour
1stdibs seller since 2009
Located in New York, NY
Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

More from this Seller

Richard Hirsch Ceramic Altar Bowl with Blown Glass Weapon, 2002
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Altar Bowl with Blown Glass...
Richard Hirsch
Ceramic, Glass
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch's "Altar Bowl with Glass Weapon" #22 is raku-fired, hand built and hand sculptured. Two separate pieces of wood/salt fired stoneware ...
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Mortar and Glass Pestle, 2004
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Mortar and Glass Pestle, 20...
Richard Hirsch
Ceramic, Glass
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch's "Mortar and Glass Pestle" #30 is raku-fired, hand built and hand sculptured. Two separate pieces of wood fired stoneware are assemb...
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Primal Cups with Stands, 2014
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Primal Cups with Stands, 20...
Richard Hirsch
Ceramic
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch's pair of "Primal Cups with Stands" #5 and #12 are raku-fired, hand built and hand sculptured. Hirsch creates ceramic sculptures that...
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Mortar and Pestle, 2007
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Mortar and Pestle, 2007
Richard Hirsch
Ceramic
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch's "Mortar and Glass Pestle" #27 is raku-fired, hand built and hand sculptured. This piece is made of three separate pieces of green r...
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Ceremonial Vessels, Tripod Vessels Collection, 1994
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Ceremonial Vessels, Tripod ...
Richard Hirsch
Ceramic
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch's "Tripod Vessels Collection, Round Series Ceremonial Vessels" #10 and #11 are raku-fired, hand built and hand sculptured. Both tripo...
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Ceremonial Cup #40, Tripod Vessels Collection, 1994
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Ceremonial Cup #40, Tripod ...
Richard Hirsch
Ceramic
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch's "Tripod Vessels Collection, Ceremonial Cup #40" is raku-fired, hand built and hand sculptured. Signed by the artist, this piece is ...
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Ceremonial Vessel #12, Tripod Vessels Collection, 1994
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Ceremonial Vessel #12, Trip...
Richard Hirsch
Ceramic
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch's "Tripod Vessels Collection, Round Series Ceremonial Vessel #12" is raku-fired, hand built and hand sculptured. Each piece is unique...
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Vessel and Stand, Tripod Vessels Collection, 1987-1994
Richard Hirsch Ceramic Vessel and Stand, Tripod Ve...
Richard Hirsch
Ceramic
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch's "Tripod Vessels Collection, Coper-Metti Series Vessel and Stand #39 and #40" are raku-fired, hand built and hand sculptured. Each t...
Richard Hirsch White Mortar and Glass Pestle, circa 2006 - 2010
Richard Hirsch White Mortar and Glass Pestle, circ...
Richard Hirsch
Ceramic, Blown Glass, Marble
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch’s “Mortar and Pestle” made during 2006 – 2010 is comprised of hand sculptured ceramic, white marble and hot blown glass. “In his proc...
Richard Hirsch Black Mortar and Glass Pestle, circa 2006 - 2010
Richard Hirsch Black Mortar and Glass Pestle, circ...
Richard Hirsch
Ceramic, Blown Glass, Marble
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch’s “Mortar and Pestle” made during 2006 – 2010 is comprised of hand sculptured ceramic, black marble and hot blown glass. “In his proc...
Time Sculpture by Richard Hirsch and Michael Rogers, 2007
Time Sculpture by Richard Hirsch and Michael Roger...
Richard Hirsch, Michael Rogers
Blown Glass, Ceramic, Metal
"Time Sculpture" by contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch and glass artist Michael Rogers was created in 2007. This sculpture is comprised of a tiny antique oil can (found...
Figure Sculpture by Richard Hirsch and Michael Rogers, 2007
Figure Sculpture by Richard Hirsch and Michael Rog...
Richard Hirsch, Michael Rogers
Blown Glass, Ceramic, Glass
"Figure Sculpture" by contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch and glass artist Michael Rogers was created in 2007. This sculpture is comprised of a cast glass head and a rak...