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Victor Brosz

(1925-1999, b. Portland, Oregon) lived and worked in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Time Remembered, 1975, stoneware, salt glaze, 23 x 14 x 10 inches, 93.39.235                Left: Brosz, “Pinches small slabs of clay into a circular sculpture form to become human-like figures. Oxides are pressed into the clay for surface subtleties.” 1975 ICS catalogue. Center: […]

Melis Van der Sluis

(b. 1931, Bolsward, Friesland, the Netherlands) lives and works in Hamilton, New Zealand, Japanese Show Lantern, 1973, clay, 9 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches, 93.39.21 When Nazi Germany occupied his hometown of Bolsward in the Netherlands, Melis Van der Sluis was only nine. Even after WWII finished, it was still difficult to make a life there, […]

Ken Vavrek

(b. 1939, Cleveland, Ohio) lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Footed Pot, 1973, clay, 9.5 x 6 x 6 inches, 93.39.83 After receiving a B.F.A. in 1963 and a M.F.A. in 1965 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Ken Vavrek quickly became an art professor at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where […]

Jim Vienneau

(n.d.) lives in Nashville Robot Factory, 2007 (detail) ink, 96 x 30 inches, 2015.65.5 A Nashville native, Vienneau received a B.F.A. in advertising design with a minor in illustration at Memphis College of Art. He worked as a graphic designer and art director for six years before establishing his own firm in 1990. He has […]