Two Days Away

West German Modernist Gourd-Form Urn with Crusty Red Glaze by Otto Gerharz for Ruscha (LEO Design)

Saint Valentine's Day is a mere two days away.  How about a lovely piece of art pottery for the lovely object of your affection?  This German piece, made by Otto Gerharz for Ruscha, captures the essence of Modernist beauty.  A corseted, gourd-form shape—with two small handles—is a classic.  Indeed, the form looks like it might have been excavated at an ancient archaeological site.  The sensational glaze, however—crusty, dynamic, organic—is pure Modernism. Click on the photo above to learn more about it.


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