A Joel Edwards Pottery with Lid
A beautifully formed stoneware pottery with lid in gestural, repeating
glazed design. A significant but under-recognized California ceramist,
Joel Edwards has produced powerfully expressive utilitarian pottery over
the past forty years. Inspired simultaneously by the gestural force of
such Abstract Expressionist painters as Franz Kline and Willem de
Kooning and the energetic brushwork of the Japanese Sumi painters,
Edwards creates monumental ceramic forms which meld Eastern and Western
styles and philosophies.
Joel Edwards studied at the Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, New York and received his M.F.A. at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California. He was in the first group of students that studied with Peter Voulkos. He exhibited at the Nationals in 1956, 1960 and 1966. He is in the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California.