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Peter Voulkos Signed Large Heavy Modern Glazed Stoneware Plate Charger, 1961



A fantastic, freeform, heavy plate/ charger by American master potter Peter Voulkos who is known for his abstract expressionist ceramic pottery pieces and sculptures. Very unique and scarce work with rare use of color. Very hard to come by. One of our personal favorites along with the Chawan tea bowl. Signed on base and dated (1961) by Voulkos. This was made during one of his most magical and experimental phases. From of Private Collection, New York. Voulkos is widely considered to be the most important and impactful ceramists of the modern era. He won the Rodin Museum Prize at the first Paris Biennale in 1959 and was the winner of a Guggenheim fellowship in 1984. Voulkos received the College Art Association’s Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1997. He was made an honorary member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 2001. He also received six honorary doctorate degrees as well as three National Endowment for the Arts awards. His work can be found in many prominent collections and museums including: Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Nagoya, Japan Albany Mall, Albany, New York American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pomona, California The Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Stanford, California Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts, Alberta, Canada Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Philadephia Cincinnati Art Museum, Cinncinati, Ohio City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco, California City of Fresno, Fresno, California City of Highland Park, Illinois Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, State Fair Community College, Sedalia, Missouri David & Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Den Permanente, Copenhagen, Denmark Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, Alabama Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, University of California, Los Angeles, California Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Het Kruithuis, Museum of Contemporary Art‘s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of American Art at the Renwick Gallery of Contemporary Crafts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii Ichon World Ceramic Center, Ichon, Kyonggi Province, Korea Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana International Museum of Ceramic Art, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach California Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, Minnesota Montana State University School of Art Permanent Collection, Bozeman, Montana Musée des Arts Decoratifs de Montréal, Montréal, Canada Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands Museum of Arts and Design (formerly the American Craft Museum), New York Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico Museum of Modern Art, New York Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas National Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. Japan Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, Utah State University, Logan, Utah Nordenfjield Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland California Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadephia, Pennsylvania Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and United States Courthouse, Honolulu, Hawaii San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California Scripps College, Claremont, California Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska Southern Illinois University Art Museum, Carbondale, Illinois St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Stedelijk Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands Tokyo Folk Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana Dimensions: 2.25" high, 12" diameter.


  • Creator
    Peter Voulkos (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.25 in. (5.72 cm)Diameter: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In very good vintage condition with minor rim wear (please see photos), and a center firing crack (both in the making) - common and usually intended as part of Voulkos' process. This is truly a special and unique work overall Simply stunning.
  • Seller Location
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2254319627912

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