California native Victoria Morris has been making pottery of various sorts for half of her life. Inspired by midcentury Scandinavian forms as well as traditional Japanese aesthetics and craftsmanship, Victoria emphasizes simplicity of form as well as the beauty found in the subtle, random imperfections inherent to traditional pottery. Working from her studio in Echo Park, CA, she throws each piece by hand, creating a variety of functional objects and art pieces that are uniquely her own.
Late-19th-century tapering square hand-painted chinoiserie vase with vibrant
flowering branches in yellow, red, blue, green and gold gilt accents. Marked "Hand Painted, Nippon" with the Morimura Brothers, Japan hallmark. Light wear, loss of gold.
French tall Gien vase in the 200-year old
Fond Bleu Renaissance pattern. The ornate design features a winged cherub, winged sirens, male figures with ribbons, and designs of arabesques, urns, fruits, and leaves. Gold link bands encircle the borders and ...
Late-19th-century Kakiemon-style octagonal bottle vase from the atelier
of Samson, Paris. Gilt and hand-painted in blue, orange, green and black, decorated with flowering plants and chrysanthemums. Elongated neck enhanced with flowers hanging from loops inside panels framed by double gilt ...