Bennett Bean—Master Vessel #1873
Bennett Bean is considered an American master ceramist. His vessels are seductive with visual activity to engage your eye. Thrown from white earthenware and fired, the form is then embellished with transparent glazes, richly colored acrylic paint, and touched by the organic effects of pit firing. The interior of this pot is silver leafed while the exterior is hand painted with abstracted designs in orange, red and pink.
This bowl is a would be an asset to any collection. No two of his pieces are alike and they are seen in the round as a miniature sculptural form.
Bean's influences have included Japanese pottery, Native American and English pottery in the tradition of Bernard Leach, and modern American pottery, including the work of George Ohr. Bean's work appears in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Newark Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Racine Art Museum, WI.
Oranges, reds, and pinks
Earthenware, acrylic paint, and silver metallic leafed
3 3/4 x 6 inches
RAM MEMBER PRICE: $720