Tea Bowls

Tea Bowls, various media, various sizes, ranging from 4 1/2 x 4 in. wide, various collections

Ely, Iowa resident Clary Illian first started making ceramics in the early 1960s, shortly after graduating from the University of Iowa's highly-respected ceramics department and a two year residency with world renowned British ceramicist Bernard Leach. Since then, Illian has created a body of work which not only celebrates the utilitarian qualities she pursues, but also demonstrates her ability to infuse each of her pieces with their own unique character and personality. Whether in stoneware, porcelain, or earthenware, each work allows the owner to experience pots in a new way.

The tea bowls shown here are included in the exhibition, "Clary Illian: A Potter's Potter," which is on view through February 17, 2013 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. This retrospective exhibition celebrates the artist's diverse body of work which varies in form, technique, medium, and function. For hours and admission fees, please visit the Museum's website.

Text and image from the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

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on January 30, 2013

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