Ceramic Contradiction

Per Studio Danish Modernist Hand-Thrown Stoneware Vase with Spiral Glazing (LEO Design)

Contradiction sometimes results in interesting aesthetics. Take this hand-thrown Danish Modernist vase made by Per Studio, c. 1960.  The rough stoneware and the subtle glaze coloration make for a fairly understated piece.  But look at the clean spiraling finger marks along the sides of the vase—which indicate a high degree of artisan control on the potter's wheel. And the tightly spiraled brushwork at the glazed top which creates an ombré effect of brown to white. While there's very little "bling" here, clearly the vase was crafted by a skilled artist with a trained hand. Please click on the photo above to learn more about this interesting piece.


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