Herb Cohen first learned to throw on the potters wheel at the remarkably young age of six, and has continued to practice the craft throughout his life. He is known for his sophisticated surface decoration, often adorning the surfaces of his pottery with intricate, complex patterns and innovative, experimental glazes. Cohen uses contrasting glazes to create a rhythmic, gestural pattern repeated around the rim of this platter. The loose, lyrical markings are achieved through a method called glaze trailing, in which lines of glaze are applied to the surface of the form to create a decorative pattern.
Place object was created: Blowing Rock, NC
Measurements: height: 3.625 inches depth: 15.75 inchesMuseum Purchase 1978.188
Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH