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Richard B. Shaw (American, 1941 - present)

Richard Shaw is one of the most important figures in the "Super Object" school which was most influential in American ceramics during the 1970s and 1980s. He uses porcelain to achieve a trompe l'oeil effect, literally fooling the eye. Shaw has perfected a method of transfer printing whereby the image is burned into the clay. With this he can create incredibly life-like images which are both whimsical and narrative.

Place object was created: United States

porcelain, decals, glaze

Measurements:    height: 18 inches    width: 11.875 inches    depth: 10.125 inches

Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection 2003.91.25

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