Berndt Friberg/ Vases/ Haresfur Glazes/ Gustavsberg, Sweden/ ca. 1955/ Photo Courtesy of Hostler Burrows
This year’s fair presented more ceramics than ever, with work from the 1940s until today ranging in form, glaze, composition and origin.
Specializing in contemporary decorative arts, Pierre Marie Giraud represents international artists working with glass, ceramics and silver, and collaborates with designers for the production of unique objects and limited editions. He exhibits a rich selection of modern and contemporary ceramic pieces making this gallery’s ceramics program particularly noteworthy. Featured at this year’s fair are Tony Marsh, Kristin McKirdy, Ritsue Mishima, Ron Nagle, Sterling Ruby, Rafael de Villers and Kimura Yoshiro.
Pierre Marie Giraud
Kristin McKirdy/ 2011/ Pierre Marie Giraud
Galerie Eric Philippe presents a rare collection of plates by Birger Kaipiainen that the ceramicist made when he worked as a designer in the Arabia factory for over fifty years. His skilful and refined work inspired his contemporaries to call him the “prince of ceramics” and the “king of decorators.” These plates exemplify the craftsmanship and expertise put into his creations.
Galerie Eric Philippe
Birger Kaipiainen/1960s/ Galerie Eric Philippe
Gallery Seomi has selected stunning work by Lee Hung Chung and Jang Jin among others. Lee has created a series of stacked round stools for the show which exhibit a natural flow of glaze, rough texture and simple, yet strong structural form reminiscent of a stacked French Macaron.
Lee Hung Chung/ Triple Macaron with 3 dots/ 2012/ Gallery Seomi
Equally appealing, are Jang Jin’s vessel and vase series. The delicate touch of Jang’s work stands out with gentle curves and thin, light-weight forms. The objects embrace the Korean sentiment and warmth, with the sense of comfort and peace.
JANG Jin/ Unique White Bottle Object/ 2012/ Gallery Seomi
Hostler Burrows presents a unique series of Scandinavian studio ceramics. Particularly stunning are those by Axel Salto, Hans Hedberg and Berndt Friberg.
Axel Saalto/ Hostler Burrowa
Salon 94′s space at DMB centers around an eclectic array of Betty Woodman’s large-scale ceramic sculptures. In deconstructing and reconstructing each form, Woodman has created an exuberant and complex body of work reflecting a wide range of influences and traditions and an inventive use of color.
Betty Woodman/ Aztec Vase 11/ 2011/ Salon 94
Design Miami/ Basel has partnered with AD France to host AD France Master Class Talks Series and presented a talk on “Collecting 20th and 21st Century Ceramics on Sunday, June 17th at 2-3pm.