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Bruce Lenore Memphis Mount Fuji Signed Original Raku Pottery Sculpture

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Bruce Lenore Memphis Mount Fuji Signed Original Raku Pottery Sculpture

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About Bruce Lenore, Memphis, and Raku

Bruce Lenore Memphis Mount Fuji Signed Original Raku Pottery Sculpture

  • Bruce Lenore (b, 1955, American) listed sculptor artist.
  • Signed original raku pottery sculpture; incised into the back with the artist's initials, BL, for Bruce Lenore , and dated 84 for 1984
  • Depicts the artist's Memphis style rendition of a well known classic view of Mount Fuji in Japan.
  • Created in the traditional Japanese manner using traditional firing techniques.
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  • Country of Origin: France.
  • Age: XXéme 1984
  • Exactly as shown in the detailed photos below.
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SIZE:

  • This measures overall approximately 10.5 cm x 6,7 cm // 4.15 inches x 2.6 inches.

 

CONDITION:

  • By " antique " we mean over 100 years of age.
  • By " vintage " we mean between 50 and 100 years of age.
  • Our items are made of matter and they are OLD; this means they are NOT NEW.
  • They are not recent reproductions, recent copies, or fakes.
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There are signs of age or usage including but not limited to:

  • There is overall surface wear.
  • There is overall oxidation.
  • There is perimeter wear and wear around all edges.
  • There are surface scratches.
  • CLEANED: No.
  • RESTORATION: No restoration.
  • MEASUREMENT VERIFIED: Yes.
  • There may also be something that we missed because we aren't specifically trained to see it.
  • We've not examined this microscopically.
  • We've not taken this apart or put it back together.
  • We've not subtracted anything nor added anything that was not already there.
  • We've not cleaned this.
  • The condition is good.
  • There's nothing functionally wrong with this.
  • The condition is exactly as shown in the gallery photos.
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About The Artist: Bruce Lenore (b, 1955, American)



Artist's Statement:

  • "My ceramic works are constructive-neo-decorativist vessels. I use hand techniques to create forms that present a stance, or posture and use patterning and glaze layering to create illusionary space and visual puns. In October 2004 I traveled to Japan as part of a group of 200 teachers on a Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellowship. This trip was an incredible experience and an amazing opportunity to learn..."

 

  • Bruce Lenore, BFA, Hartford Art School; MFA, Ceramics, RISD (Rhode Island School of Design).
  • He studied with Paul Soldner, Robert Turner, and Robert and Paula Winoker.
  • In 2004, he was honored with a Fulbright Fellowship to study Art and Culture in Japan, as part of a group of 200 teachers on a Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellowship.
  • He currently teaches at Smithfield High School and at Rhode Island College, and his work is held in museum and private collections throughout the country.
  • His work is pictured on page 279 of AMERICAN CERAMICS The Collection of Everson Museum of Art (Rizzoli Publications, 1989)
  • His work is also featured throughout Richard Horn's definitive work MEMPHIS: Objects, Furniture & Patterns (Simon & Schuster, Inc. New York, PB ISBN 0671620118).
  • FOR MORE EXAMPLES of the artist's work, including but not limited to sculptures, wall murals and ceramics, please see http://campus.digication.com/artmonkey/lenoreart .
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION on the Memphis period, see Richard Horn's definitive work MEMPHIS: Objects, Furniture & Patterns (Simon & Schuster, Inc. New York, PB ISBN 0671620118).

About The Memphis Style

  • The Memphis style was a deliberate and quite conscious attempt to break away from Modernism and to include the archetypal technical and cartoon elements emerging in a post-World War II world culture. Most Memphis designers see their creations not as objects, but as political and cultural statements; their sculpture is as existential metaphor and visual poetry, and a very deliberate challenge to classic notions of design.
  • The Memphis style emerged from Modernism, in both America and Europe , and from Italy in particular. The Pop style introduced new cultural interpretations of post-World War archetypes but the style contained an irreverent twist , and it did not endure. The first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 in Milan, Italy ; the designers included, but were not limited to Ettore Sottsass, Jr. , Matteo Thus, Marco Zanini and Aldo Cibic, all trained architects and industrial designers.
  • These talents formed the core of what is now referred to as The Memphis Group ; they became, and have remained, a tremendously influential Italian design and architecture movement .
  • The Memphis style is noted for its' use of odd and striking combinations, particularly the use of a classic construction method to depict , in a practical and very usable form, an almost surreal interpretation of an image one can only see in the modern world.

About Raku

  • Raku-yaki , Raku Yaki , Raku , or Raku ware, is a type of Japanese pottery that is traditionally and primarily used in the Japanese tea ceremony in Japan, most often in the form of tea bowls.
  • It is traditionally characterized by hand-molding of the clay as opposed to turning it on a potter's wheel, resulting in each piece containing individual variations, thus being unique and one of a kind.
  • The technique uses lead glazes and low firing temperatures that result in a fairly porous body.
  • The technique requires the removal of pieces from the kiln while they are still glowing hot.
  • In the traditional Japanese firing process, the fired piece is removed from the hot kiln and either plunged directly into water or allowed to cool in the open air.
  • Raku techniques have been adopted and modified by contemporary potters worldwide.
  • The term raku is derived from the site where clay was dug in Kyoto in the late 16th century.
  • The kanji character for the term literally means "enjoyment" or "ease."
  • For 15 generations it has been the title and seal used by a lineage of potters whose work formed the central tradition in Japan.
  • This lineage believes that 'raku' refers to the potters who use the technique, not the technique itself.
  • The use of a reduction chamber at the end of the raku firing was introduced by the American potter Paul Soldner in the 1960's to compensate for the difference in atmosphere between wood-fired Japanese raku kilns and gas-fired American kilns.
  • For more information on Raku, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raku_ware



































 

 

 

 


 


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