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Artist of the moment…..Anthony Prieto

Anthony Prieto was a wonderful ceramist born in Yaldepenas, Spain in the year 1912. Prieto is known for his unique style of pottery. When I first saw the shapes, it reminded of Picasso’s ceramic works and also ¬†of the modernist collage master Rex Ray.

The artist and his family came to the United States in 1916.

For his artistic education Prieto attended Alfred University located in the western region of the New York State.

Prieto went on to teach at the California College of Arts and Crafts, which is now the California College of the Arts. He also taught at Mills College located in Oakland, California.

Anthony Prieto passed away in 1967.

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Artist of the moment…….Betty Woodman

Betty Woodman is an American artist born in Norwalk, Connecticut in the year 1930. Woodman works with ceramics and her work is very colorful and playful. For Woodman the vase and/or vesell  is the subject in many of her works. As you see in the clips she works in very large format. For her artistic education Woodman attended the School for American Craftsmen at Alfred University.

Woodman also blends different types and styles of vessels. In her work we can see influences from Chinese and even Greek civilizations.

Betty Woodman married artist George Woodman. Below an example of his style. George Woodman works with photographs and hand touches them with oil paints to get his unique stylish look.


The couple had a daughter and a son, the daughter was just about to start a career in the art world as a photographer. After getting some rejections early on in her career, she suffered from depression and during an extreme bout jumped from a window to her death at the age of 22 years old. She will be an upcoming entry soon.

The artist spent time abroad in Italy where she learned to work with clay.

In this clip we look an installation by Betty Woodman done for the United States Embassy located in Beijing, China:

In this clip we see many ceramic works by Betty Woodman. The works are much larger than I first thought:

Betty Woodman splits her time in New York City and Italy.

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