Red Vase

Laura Andreson, Red Vase, 1947; porcelain with red iron glaze

Wide vase with vertical geometric accents and red iron glaze.

Gift of Myron Berggron.

Artwork Info

Type of Work Vase
Medium porcelain
Dimensions 7.75 x 9 in. diameter

Artist Info

Name Laura Andreson
Born January 1, 1902
Died January 1, 1999
Role ceramicist, educator
Culture American
Education 1932 ba Valedictorian, University of California, Los Angeles 1937 mfa in Painting, Columbia University, New York, NY
Notes or Bio

Born in San Bernardino in 1902, pioneering ceramic artist Laura Andreson was a prominent figure in early American ceramics. Inspired by Japanese techniques, she was one of the earliest wheel-throwing artist on the west coast and one of the very first to embrace porcelain. At the time of her death in 1999, she was the Director Emeritus of Ceramics at UCLA. In addition to the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft, her work can be found in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, and a number of other notable collections.

professional experience:
1933–70 Ceramics teacher and
Department Chair, University of California,
Los Angeles

Credits: Photo by Hannah Finegold

Rights: All Rights Reserved

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