Large Modernist Jerry Rothman Ceramic Ritual Vessel, 1980-81.

A Large Jerry Rothman ceramic ritual vessel from 1980/81 with incised modernist lines with different shades of iridescent gray and purples. Textured black glazed modern style feet and handles.


Reference: Exhibited at the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California. Modernist Jerry Rothman has been exhibited and is in collections of many museums and private collections. In the 1950s Rothman was a student at L.A. City College studying industrial design when he took a required course in ceramics and fell in love with working with clay. "I like three-dimensional things and constructing things, and clay reflects the artist more than any other material," he said in a 2001 Los Angeles Times interview. "It has no limitations in form or color." A couple of friends who later became well-established artists, Billy Al Bengston and Kenneth Price suggested Rothman transfer to Otis Art Institute to study under Peter Voulkos a teacher known for urging his ceramics students to go far beyond pots and other decorative and functional items. The movement that grew out of classes taught by Voulkos, who died in 2002, is sometimes referred to as Otis Clay.

Dealer Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
Date: 1980-81.
Artist/Maker Jerry Newman
Measurements 19 inches high x 15 inches wide x 9 inches deep
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Price $5,000.00
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