Vintage MELON Shaped Studio Pot RAKU Vase KEN SHORES Oregon Pacific NW. Rauku fired Melon shaped studio pot by Ken Shores (Oregon). Bold turquoise, cranberry, and earthtones. Measures 4 1/2" X 7".
Cellent condition, no chips, cracks or repairs. Shores was born in Lebanon, Oregon, in 1928. He earned his MFA with honors in 1957 from the University of Oregon, which he attended on the GI Bill after serving in the Korean War. Following his graduation, Shores played a significant role in the contemporary craft movement of the mid-20th century.He was present at the American Craft Council's first national gathering in 1957 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. Under his leadership, the studio was renamed the Contemporary Crafts Gallery (until closing in 2016 known as the Museum of Contemporary Craft) and its exhibition spaces were expanded, prompting national attention. Influenced by a trip to Peru in 1968, Shores spent the late 1960s creating one of his most widely recognized bodies of work, Feather Fetishes.
Composed of meticulously fired clay and delicately placed feathers, Feather Fetishes was written about extensively in Craft Horizons magazine and shown as part of the New York Museum of Contemporary Crafts' traveling exhibition "Objects: USA" throughout the late 1960s to early'70s. Following his retirement from teaching, Shores continued to collect, travel, and exhibit his own work. In 2008, the Museum of Contemporary Craft honored the artist and his role in the institution's history with his first retrospective exhibition, Generations: Ken Shores. The exhibition was accompanied by the publication Ken Shores: Clay Has the Last Word in 2010. Today, Shores' work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Craft, the Portland Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, the Seattle Art Museum, the Johnson Wax Collection, and the Hokkaido Television Broadcasting Co.And a big thank you for shopping with Gary Germer & Associates, we appreciate you stopping by. Gary is one of Portland, Oregon's most respected antique & personal property appraisers & estate brokers. ISA certified and in the business for nearly 30 years, Gary has worked hard to build a name that is synonymous with integrity, honesty & good humor. We strive to only improve this reputation. Please expect prompt, friendly service. Authenticity of all items is guaranteed. Come visit us at our gallery, we'd love to meet you! Gary Germer & Associates has used its best efforts to inspect the item(s) for sale and create descriptions and furnish photographs that fairly and adequately depict the type, condition and image of the goods at the time of sale. The item "Vintage MELON Shaped Studio Pot RAKU Vase KEN SHORES Oregon Pacific NW" is in sale since Friday, March 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery". The seller is "garygermer" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.