Lot #24: Paul Maloney Gold Flower, 2020
Porcelain, glaze, underglaze, gold luster
6 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in
Leopard Sticks, 2020
Porcelain, glaze, underglaze, gold
7 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
$1,000, sold as a pair
Let's play. This pair of small whimsical vessels exhibits a bold and utterly charming anthropomorphism. Paul Maloney's "ceramic freestyle" is everywhere evident, in both the construction and glazing of the pieces. Rollicking drips, lines, and holes add to the asymmetry so that the vessels seem to move in a rhythmic dance. Maloney's process of firing his works multiple times contributes to the interactions of vibrant colors and textures.
Maloney received his MFA in Ceramics from Indiana University-Bloomington.