HERE’S AN EARLY ORIGINAL VINTAGE SIGNED HAND-THROWN / HANDMADE STUDIO ART POTTERY PLATE CREATED BY TUCSON, ARIZONA ARTIST AND ALFRED UNIVERSITY ALUMNI RANDY O’BRIEN THAT DISPLAYS A VIBRANT ORANGE-GLAZED INTERIOR AND A BLACK-GLAZED BORDER COVERED IN LITTLE ABSTRACT GREEN-GLAZED DOTS!

Dimensions: The plate measures approximately six inches (6”) in diameter across the top by three quarters of an inch (3/4”) in height.

Randy O’Brien created this hand-thrown plate on the potter’s wheel from red earthenware clay 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.

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

Condition: Very good and clean condition with a couple of speck-sized black spots on the orange surface (original to the making process) and one faint craze line in the orange glaze (barely visible). Overall, still a nice example of Randy O’Brien’s early studio art pottery.

Please see the other examples of Randy O’Brien’s modern studio art pottery that are currently listed at auction. 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
1249
TYPE
Art Pottery, Hand Made, Pottery, Studio Pottery
COLOR
Black, Orange
STYLE
Late 20th Century
ORIGIN
United States • American
PURPOSE
Plates
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Early Original Vintage Signed Hand-Thrown / Handmade Modern Studio Art Pottery Plate Created by Tucson, Arizona Artist & Alfred University Alumni Randy O’Brien Displaying a Pumpkin-Orange Glazed Interior & Black Border w/ Abstract Green Polka Dots!

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