Monday, April 7, 2014

Peter Voulkos

Peter Voulkos is probably one of my favorite potters that I have posted about to date. Even though his medium was pottery his pieces are very sculptural in nature, as sculpture is my medium of choice, I seem to have a special affinity for his works. His pieces are very organic in both color and nature, breaking forms down to textures and geometry. His works make the maximum possible statement, using the minimum possible means in both form and expression. From the jagged edges to the muted tones, and vaguely familiar, but yet strangely foreign forms Voulkos' work captures both our attentions and our imaginations.