James Lovera Ceramic Salt Glazed Studio Art Bowl
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Offered is a large James Lovera (1920 - 2015) ceramic bowl with footed base and orange salt glaze finish. The bowl measures 14" (diameter) by 5" (H) and is signed “Lovera” as shown. It is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks or repairs and one obvious bubble break on the interior. Although Lovera’s bowls exemplify the midcentury Modernist aesthetic of pure form, his glazes reference the natural world; and range from textural crater glazes for which he is most well-known to glossy Asian inspired glazes in vivid colors such as this bowl’s orange salt glaze. His pure modernist forms heighten the experience of his glazes by eliminating distractions and celebrating the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, the admiration of the imperfection of natural objects. "Craters of Fire: Ceramics by James Lovera" was published in conjunction with this exhibition at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento in 2006. The book includes essays by Diana L. Daniels, Assistant Curator, Crocker Art Museum, and Robert D. Mowry, Head of the Department of Asian Art, Arthur M Sackler Museum, Harvard University.