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Beatrice Wood Signed Midcentury California Studio Pottery Luster Glaze Vase

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A wonderful gem of a piece by famed American/California ceramicist Beatrice Wood featuring her highly coveted, gorgeously radiant turquoise luster glaze. A beautiful design with a delicate long neck rising from a circular base. Classic and timeless. Signed by Beatrice in her customary "Beato" on the underside of the base (with noted inventory number). Would be an amazing addition to any Mid-Century Modern pottery collection or personal collectors of her work or a fabulous stand-alone accent piece in about any setting. One of the best Beatrice Wood's luster glaze vases we have come across in quite a while. Know famously in the art world as "The Mama of Dada", Wood lived a long (1893-1998) and very fruitful, creative life and is considered by many experts and collectors alike to have been a centerpiece in the modern ceramic art movement of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. At one point in her career, Wood studied with master potters Otto and Gertrud Natzler and later become famed in her own right for her distinct luster-glazing techniques. In 1994, the Smithsonian Institution named Wood an "Esteemed American Artist". Her other awards include: 1994 Governor’s Awards for the Arts (California) 1993 Recognition as A Role Model by Women in Film 1992 Gold Medal for Highest Achievement in Craftsmanship, American Craft Council 1988 Distinguished Service Award, Arizona State University 1987 Fellow of American Craft Council Women’s Art Caucus, National Award (NCECA Award) 1986 Women’s Building Award 1984 Living Treasure of California 1983 Symposium Award of the Institute for Ceramic History 1961 Goodwill Ambassador from USA to India – exhibition and lecture tour Her works can be found in many prominent collections and museums including: Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Charles A. Wustum Museum of fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York Detroit Institute for the Arts, Detroit, Michigan Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Museum of Arts and Design, New York Museum of fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, New York Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey Oakland Museum, Oakland, California Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England Dimensions: 8.5" high, 3.75" diameter.
  • Creator:
    Beatrice Wood (Artist)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 8.5 in (21.59 cm)Width: 3.75 in (9.53 cm)Depth: 3.75 in (9.53 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1960s-1980s
  • Condition:
    In very good to excellent vintage condition with no discernable flaws, cracks, chips, etc... (please see photos). Beautiful and engaging overall.
  • Seller Location:
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2254331776032
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