Vintage Wayne Bates Black and White Modern Porcelain Centerpiece Bowl Signed dated 1997. Has a nice pink swirl pop in the center. Not overstated and fits a minimalist palette. A very modern clean yet interesting look for a centerpiece on a table, sideboard or counter or to show off in a cabinet.This following is from an article in March 1997 Ceramics Monthly: With New York just a train ride away, Bates was able to visit museums. His interest in traditional forms was increased by seeing pots at the Museum of the American Indian. Here he studied the work of the Mimbres Indians who, he explains, had all the strategies worked out as to how to divide a circle. Later, when his work led him to carving lines within the spherical space of the bowl, he recognized a kinship with their vision and his own. Tired of academia and urban life, Bates decided to set up a studio and become a production potter.
His wife accepted a teaching position at Murray State University in 1978 and the family moved to western Kentucky, where Wayne set up his one-man Blood River Studio. Bates currently works in English porcelain. Though the clay is unforgiving, the tradeoff is its whiteness, and its ability to gather light due to its translucence.
The pieces, mostly bowls, platters and vases are sprayed or brushed with engobes, then carved with handmade tools to reveal the porcelain clay body. He refers to this process as looking for the white. Many of his drawings, or carvings, result from the circular motion inherent in this way of working. These patterns reflect simple geometric strategies. Excellent vintage condition with no scratches, cracks, chips, or repairs.
Minor wear to bottom consistent with age. Please see the photos for details as they are a part of the description. It is from a smoke, mildew and smell free home. Please check my feedback for assurances and my other items for sale.
Unfortunately, I do not sell outside of the 48 USA contiguous states. The item "Wayne Bates Black and White Modern Porcelain Centerpiece Bowl Signed dated 1997" is in sale since Sunday, May 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery". The seller is "angelemerald" and is located in Clifton, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.