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Monumental Pottery Wall Sculpture / Charger by Neil Tetkowski

$3,600

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A monumental 37" diameter pottery wall sculpture / charger by Neil Tetkowski (American, b. 1955). Signed and dated 1982 by the artist en verso. Glazed stoneware with abstract incision details and a dimpled rim of the charger / bowl. The ceramic is glazed in earth tones of rust, orange, brown and white. The sculpture hangs from a wire which encompasses the back side of the form. Full Artist Bio upon request. Neil Tetkowski began his career making functional vessel forms. In 1980 he began making pieces he intended be seen as an extension of functional forms, but clearly not functional. He is known for his monumental wheel thrown wall-platters that vary in diameter from 34 inches to four feet and can weigh 125 pounds. Tetkowski studied with Val Cushing, Wayne Higby and Robert Turner in the 1970s at Alfred University and This scale provides a large area on which to draw and sculpt. Tetkowski uses a number of tools including a rail spike, wooden toy propeller and other found materials to incise and tear the surface. He began to cut slices from platters and assemble them to create a new body of work in which some pieces hung on the wall, while others were free standing sculptures. This body of work was built in such a way that the viewer could still see the original platter, bowl or charger form. The surfaces are completed with the application of glazes and colored slips to create a painting that includes dry flakey areas complimented by others with metallic sheen. In 1986 Tetkowski began the American Iron and Steel Series made by firing found metallic objects into clay.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 4 in. (10.16 cm)Diameter: 37 in. (93.98 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    GlazedStoneware
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1982
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent vintage condition. No chips, cracks or repairs. Additional photos upon request.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1543220120332

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    to Continental US, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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