Mark Shapiro Studio Pottery Bowl Warren Mackenzie Bernard Leach Shoji Hamada. Mark Shapiro Hand decorated Tea Bowl. Carvings are a dark Green Glaze. This is a beautiful Mark Shapiro bowl. The bowl measures 2 1/4 inches high x 5 1/2 inches wide.
This is an opportunity to own a wonderful authentic piece of Mark's work. In 1986, I moved from New York City to rural Western Massachusetts to make pots and build a wood kiln.
The farmhouse, where Conwell was born, is rich in historyit had been a stop on the Underground Railroad during Conwells childhood, and he remembered John Brown and Frederick Douglass staying at the house. While working on the place, I dug up a shard of a gray salt-glazed four-gallon crock that happened to have the makers stamp on it. Hastings and Belding, Ashfield Mass.It turned out to have been made only about 15 miles from my home and studio, at the middle of the last century. It got me thinking about pots that were made, bought, used, broken and disposed of within a specific region and the connection this implies between the community of users and makers. It led to my decision to move and restore the old shed (the one where fugitive slaves had slept) for use as a gallery to welcome local people at the pottery. It also prompted a deeper interest in early New England potters and their wares. In particular, the pots made from 17901830, wonderful swelling volumes of ovoid forms with their firing scars and flashing, spoke to me as powerful vernacular objects. Before moving to Western Massachusetts, I had been living in New York and making sculpture while supporting myself as a carpenter. The turn to pottery answered the vexing problem that I had been unable to resolve with my sculpture: Where does the stuff go? On a pedestal in patrons living room? In front of a building?
In a museum storage vault? As a potter, on the other hand, my work would be held and used; it would stay in the main places of peoples lives. As my work has evolved I continue to be compelled by the challenges of domestic pottery, but I have also recently become interested as in making larger scale work that is more appropriate to the scale and abstractness gallery space than the kitchen.Create listings that get noticed! With Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. The item "Mark Shapiro Studio Pottery Bowl Warren Mackenzie Bernard Leach Shoji Hamada" is in sale since Tuesday, July 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery".
The seller is "northernpottery" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.