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Rare Josep Vilà Clara Garriga Ceramics Painting, Spain, 1970s

$3,625.15

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Beautiful and very rare ceramic painting (unique piece), by Josep Vila' Clara Garriga, manufactured in the 1970s, very nice fine work, with details and beautiful colors. Josep Vila' i Clara (1910-1989) was a self-taught artist from the beginning. From an early age, he liked drawing and went on to become a teacher at the La Bisbal School of Fine Arts. He began his career as a ceramic maker in a mezzanine workshop, that an Industrial tile factory let him use. A short time later, he moved to the company’s current location. At the young age of 16, Josep Vila'-Clara i Garriga, Vila' i Clara’s eldest son, followed in the footsteps of his father and started working for the company. He had begun by learning the trade from the old potters in Bisbal like Liceo from Terrisseria Maruny, among others. Josep Vila' i Clara junior created a new vision of traditional ceramics that used state-of-the-art coloring techniques, shapes and designs. These methods gave rise to unique pieces (sculptures, panels, pictures, ornamental pieces with a traditional aspect but with a daring design). All pieces reflect a zealous emphasis on the discovery of new techniques and a thorough technical process, which sometimes mixes ceramic with other materials. The entire process is imbued with the know-how and experience that defines one of the most important ceramic traditions of Mediterranean culture. In 1972, Joan Vila'-Clara i Garriga, the youngest son, started to work for the family business after graduating in technical and electronic engineering from the University of Terrassa. From then on, he not only helped in the workshop but took control of the company’s management and commercialization, as well as the general business administration.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.08 in. (51 cm)Width: 25.6 in. (65 cm)Depth: 1.97 in. (5 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    L'Escala, ES
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1982320616952

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    Ships From: L'Escala, Spain
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