Peter Voulkos Stoneware Lamp, Signed
Peter Voulkos stoneware lamp earth tones ceramic pottery incised signed USA, 1950s. Large hand thrown pottery lamp decorated with an abstract pattern of incised lines. Heavy, weighing at least 40 lbs. Signed Voulkos on the underside. The ceramic measures 24 inches by 15 inches across the body. Total height to the top of the socket is 30". Retains the period 1950s metal 3 light cluster and brown plastic cord. The original milk glass shade is available but was not photographed. Voulkos, 1924-2002, connected modern art with clay. Following a period of teaching at the vanguard Black Mountain College in North Carolina in 1953, Voulkos traveled to New York City where he came in contact with the leading Abstract Expressionist painters of the period. His work changed dramatically, and he is credited with revolutionizing the concept of ceramics as an art form and with encouraging the use of ceramics as a means of deep personal expression.
H 30 in. x Dm 15 in.
H 76.2 cm x Dm 38.1 cm