Important Studio Ceramics: 1932-2022


Moderne Gallery | Philadelphia, PA (June 2022)

Moderne Gallery Announces Important Studio Ceramics: 1932-2022

Opening to the public Friday, June 17, 2022

PHILADELPHIA (May 2022) - Moderne Gallery, the Philadelphia-based authority on high quality, vintage 20th Century furniture, lighting and accessories since 1984, announces Important Studio Ceramics: 1932-2022, a new exhibition of important American and international studio ceramics. The show opens Friday, June 17, 2022 and runs through September 24, 2022.

The exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of the gallery’s groundbreaking exhibition Ceramic Masterworks: 1962–2002, mounted at Moderne Gallery in collaboration with Helen Drutt, a world-renowned gallerist and curator who elevated American and international studio ceramics
to the global stage.

Robert and Joshua Aibel, co-directors of Moderne Gallery and curators of Important Studio Ceramics: 1932-2022, have brought together more than 100 sculptures and vessels by
major ceramic artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Building on Moderne Gallery’s existing ceramic collection, they selected and assembled important works by some of the world’s best known and emerging studio ceramicists including Peter Voulkos, Viola Frey, Bill Daley, Estelle Halper, Karima Duchamp, Zein Daoud, Tanaka Tomomi and Hashimoto Tomonari.
A full list of the ceramicists in the show may be found below.

“We spent the last year curating an eclectic collection of unique and important ceramics
by illustrious and emerging artists. In addition to foregrounding the beauty, innovation and
complexity of studio ceramics, this exhibition is intended to encourage viewers to consider
and value the ways in which art transcends cultural and class boundaries,“
according to Robert and Joshua Aibel, father and son co-directors.

The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, June 17 from 6– 8 pm at Moderne Gallery, 2220 East Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134.

For more information, please visit Moderne Gallery and follow us on Instagram @ModerneGallery.

American Ceramicists

Robert Arneson
Clyde Burt
F.C. Ball
William Daley
Ken Ferguson
Viola Frey
Betty Davenport Ford
Anne Goldman
David Gilhooly
Andrea Gill
Bruce Grimes
Estelle Halper
Dick Hay
Earl Hooks
Karen Karnes
Nadine Karnow
Ryan Kitson
Wayne Higby,
Ken Price
Don Reitz
Daniel Rhodes
Paul Soldner
Rudolf Staffel,
Lizbeth Stewart
Neil Tetkowski,
Robert Turner
Peter Voulkos,
Ira Winarsky
Betty Woodman

Japanese, French, English, Dutch and Lebanese Ceramicists

Nicolas Arroyave-Portela Zein Daoud
Karima Duchamp
Ian Godfrey
Teruo Hara
Akiko Hirai
Hiraoka Junpei
Kim Riyoo
Inayoshi Osamu
Tanaka Tomomi
Hashimoto Tomonari
Joost Van Den Toorn.
Ryo Toyonaga
Imura Toshimi
Makoto Yabe
Kohyama Yasuhisa