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Ceramic Moon Jar Vase by Otto Heino

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 2000-2019
Materials ceramic
H. 8 in; Diam. 8 in;
H. 20.32 cm; Diam. 20.32 cm;
Condition Good. No issue
Creation Date 2009
Description A ceramic vase in the form of a "moon jar", a nearly sphere shape with small base and mouth. The form was celebrated in Korean Joseon pottery and its form and philosophy impacts the potters across the globe. The vase was made by American potter Otto Heino (1915-2009) in the last year of his life in his studio in Ojai, California, 2009. Wheel thrown with intentional concentric lines, the surface of the jar is covered in a white glaze splattered with black and grey marks of apple wood ash. The kiln effect is subtle and earthy but suggests a slight and volcanic appearance. On the base, it bears the artist's mark and the year "09".
Vivika and Otto Heino were artist duo working in ceramics throughout the second half of the 20th century. They collaborated as a husband-and-wife team for thirty-five years, signing their pots "Vivika + Otto," regardless of who actually made them. Clean lines and distinctive glazes mark their work; avoiding ceramic trends, they focused on traditional and utilitarian pottery. They were part of a generation that sought to redefine the relationship between ceramics and modern art. The Heinos were awarded the Silver Medal from the International Ceramics Exhibitions in Ostend, Belgium in 1959 and the Gold Medal at the Sixth Biennale Internationale de Céramique d'Art, in Vallauris, France in 1978. Their work can be found in private collections and institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Smithsonian Institution. After Vivika's passing in 1995, Otto continues to work in his CA studio and signed his work "OTTO".
Styles / Movements Art Pottery, Contemporary, Modern
Patterns Abstract, Asian/Oriental, Geometric, Handmade, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 475338
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