Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning
Rare Vintage MCM Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning! This is a gorgeous example of noted mid century modern ceramicist Myrton Purkiss sought after studio work. Decorated/glazed in Purkiss inimitable style, the bowl is an era-appropriate pale yellow/chartreuse with black accents, and is in fine condition with no chips or cracks. Weighing appx 2 lbs, this beauty is an impressive 11.5 in diameter, with the center, sunken bowl portion 7 diameter. Purkiss work is difficult to find, especially in as fine condition as this piece. An outstanding example of mid 20. Myrton Purkiss moved from Canada to the United States at 12 years old and eventually attended the University of Southern California to study under master ceramist Glen Lukens, who influenced generations of ceramic students with his groundbreaking experimentation in materials and techniques. Purkiss completed his formal education at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles before being drafted into military service, where he used his design skills working as a cartographer, building scale models of the European landscape.
He took advantage of this time abroad, studying ceramics and decorative arts across England and France. He immersed himself in his craft, throwing functional vessels that he hand painted with beautiful and complex geometric patterns. In the mid-1950s, Purkiss permanently closed his studio and turned to a career inl andscape architecture.
Despite this career change, his work remains an important example of the way that twentieth century artists blended the elements of decorative arts, craft, and fine art. The item "Rare Vintage Mid Century Modern Myrton Purkiss Ceramic Studio Bowl Stunning" is in sale since Friday, October 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery". The seller is "misha100" and is located in Great Neck, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Object Type: Bowl
- Style: Mid-Century Modern
- Material: Ceramic
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Handmade: Yes
- Color: Multi-Color