Posts Tagged ‘vessels’

Artist of the moment……..William Morris

 

William Morris is a wonderful contemporary glass artist. William Morris was born in Carmel, California in the year 1957. The artist attended California State at Chico and also Central Washington University at Ellensburg.

The artist became aware of the world of art and glass by first being a truck driver for Pilchuck Glass School located in Stanwood,  Washington. He was able to learn the craft and eventually worked with America’s most famous glass blower, Dale Chihuly.

 

In this clip we view many samples of Morris’ glass works:

 

Below we view a show featuring works dealing with animals and art:

Its hard to believe some of the items made by Morris’ are glass! What creativity he uses to create bones, wood, and other items all out of glass.

William Morris is now based out of Washington and Hawaii.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment……Beatrice Wood

 

Beatrice Wood was an American artist who worked in several mediums her favorite being ceramics. Beatrice Wood was born in San Francisco, California to a wealthy family in the year 1893. She was fluent in French and decided to move to Paris to study. Wood attended the Academie Julian located in Paris and also took acting classes.

Along with Marcel Duchamp she started a magazine called the Blind Man. The magazine covered the Dada Art movement.

Woods story of how she got to be an artist is unique in that she was visiting Europe and bought some plates with a terrific luster. She couldn’t find a matching teapot to go with her new dinnerware in Los Angeles (her home at the time) so she tried to make one herself and she found her favorite medium.

Wood is also comparable to Grandma Moses in that Moses became a true artist after 70. Beatrice Wood became a published author at the young age of ninety years old! She credited chocolate and young men for giving her writing talents.

Its great to see someone achieve success on a commercial level at an advanced age. Makes me have a different thought about the magazines who feature the Best of Artists 65 and Older. They may still have another 3 to 4 decades of growth.

In this clip from a movie about Beatrice Wood, we listen to interviews of people who were friends and family members and also view footage of Wood:

Beatrice Wood is probably the oldest artist ever profiled here! Wood passed away in 1998 at the age of 105 years old!

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $200,000.

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Artist of the moment…….Bud Latven

Bud Latven creates wonderful abstract works using wood as his medium. Bud Latven was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1949.

The artist moved to New Mexico in the early 1970s and found work making cabinets and furniture. After a brief period of two years working for someone else, Latven went on to open up his own studio. Latven found commercial success selling his furniture.

During the 1980s some experiments led him to try working with the lathe. Latven soon started working in the open vessel and abstract style he is now famous for.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we view works using wood by Bud Latven as well as other fascinating artists working with wood:

What a spectacular artist!
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