Studio Lane at Reposed NY - Vintage Home Furnishings
Original Signed Gerry Williams Lidded Vessel, Pottery, Human Figures
Excellent form and interesting hand made human sculptures on it's lid, this signed mid century stoneware lidded vessel or jar is hand crafted by the late renowned NH potter, Gerry Williams - 1926-2014. Yoga? Other? Interesting. The surface of the base and lid is glazed in an off white/beige with brown and tan accents. Signed on bottom. In near perfect condition.
Charles Musser's 1976 documentary entitled An American Potter explored his life and work, and he is listed in Who's Who in American Art. Williams was the co-founder of Studio Potter magazine and Phoenix Workshops, and has been a model and source of inspiration for ceramic artists around the world. Williams was selected as New Hampshire's first Artist Laureate by Governor Jeanne Shaheen in 1998, and in 2005 was honored with New Hampshire's Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award. Williams once wrote, "Potter is what I do, who I am, where I come from.