8 1/2 x 16 x 12 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles
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About the artist
Jay Kvapil received his BA, Cum Laude, in Literature from the University of the Pacific in 1973. After graduating he spent one and a half years studying tea ceremony ceramics with the master potter Takatori Seizan in a remote island in Southern Japan. There he achieved the rank of Journeyman Potter. Returning to the United States in 1976, he attended San Jose State University, where he received his MA in Ceramics in 1979 and his MFA in Plastic Arts in 1981.
Jay is currently Director of the School of Art at California State University Long Beach. He is currently represented by Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles. His work has been shown in numerous national and international exhibitions.
About the work
This piece is part of Jay’s Pictorial Vessels Series from 2010. The series employs the most basic of pottery forms, cylinders, pushing to the limit the tradition of molten glass flowing down the sides of the form and off the piece, as if it were a giant Japanese tea bowl on steroids. Kvapil has created volatile and fluid glazes that are highly active in the kiln and predictably unpredictable.
• Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
• San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
• One-person exhibition, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011
• American Porcelain, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC, 1980-1984
• Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1986 and 1984