HERE’S AN ORIGINAL VINTAGE SIGNED HAND-THROWN / HANDMADE MODERN STUDIO ART POTTERY TALL MUG CREATED BY TUCSON, ARIZONA ARTIST AND ALFRED UNIVERSITY ALUMNI RANDY O’BRIEN THAT DISPLAYS A PURPLISH-PINK-GLAZED INTERIOR AND A BLACK-GLAZED EXTERIOR COVERED IN LITTLE PURPLE-GLAZED POLKA DOTS!

Dimensions: This mug measures approximately five inches (5”) in height, three and one eighth inches (3 1/8”) in diameter across the top, by three inches (3”) in diameter across the base.

Randy O’Brien created this hand-thrown mug on the potter’s wheel from red earthenware clay, then hand-pulled and applied the handle, and subsequently employed his vast knowledge of ceramic glazes to come up with a visually stunning and highly tactile aesthetic result that is unmistakably unique to the artist.

Signature: Signed on the underside bottom with an incised signature “Randy O’Brien”

Condition: PLEASE READ! Although this mug is free from any damage, the interior appears to have developed a fine white mineral deposit over the glazed surface. This white surface deposit does not wash away. Consequently, the price for this particular Randy O’Brien mug is much lower than one that is in perfect condition.

Please see the other examples of Randy O’Brien’s modern studio art pottery that are currently listed. And please scroll down to read the artist’s biography about Randy O’Brien.

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RANDY O’BRIEN BIO (information courtesy the website for Earthenworks Gallery)

“I find a lot of pleasure exploring the infinite possibilities in ceramics. My glazes are a 3 dimensional surface. They add as much form to a piece as does the clay. I take my inspiration from the natural world. Lichens, mosses and mineral formations influence my decisions.” Randy O'Brien

A full time potter for almost 20 years, Randy O’Brien began working with clay while he was a student at the University of California at Berkeley. He moved to Santa Cruz, California in 1984 to study with ceramic artist and educator Al Johnsen.

Randy’s love for the wilderness and adventure led him to move to Alaska in the late 1980’s. He established a pottery studio in Homer creating and selling functional, stoneware pottery with glazes inspired by the glacial fields and mountains of Kachemak bay.

Always an experimenter, he returned to art school in the mid 90’s earning a BFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. While a student at Alfred he focused on the development of special effect, low fire glazes. He began developing his current body of work in the year 2000.

Inspired by the mineral formations, mudflats and lichens of southern Arizona he developed a three dimensional glaze surface that mimics the aesthetic of a naturally occurring material. His glaze surface is composed mostly of volcanic ash and metallic oxides. This new body of work is being very well received and has recently been included in the Baltimore Clayworks exhibition “Wall Works”, the “National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts 2003 Clay National” and “Ashes To Art” at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. All of his pieces are created with a passion and love of clay.

ITEM ID
1022
TYPE
Art Pottery, Hand Made, Pottery, Studio Pottery
COLOR
Black, Pink, Purple
STYLE
Post-Modern
ORIGIN
United States • American
PURPOSE
Mugs
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Early Original Vintage Signed Hand-Thrown/Handmade Modern Studio Art Pottery Tall Mug Created by Tucson, Arizona Artist & Alfred University Alumni Randy O’Brien Displaying a Purplish-Pink Glazed Interior & Black Exterior w/ Abstract Purple Polka Dots

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