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Peter Voulkos, Babe the Blue Ox
1953-54

Stoneware with glaze
30 x 7 inches diameter
Signed

Collection:
Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon; Oregon Ceramic Studio Purchase Award, Archie Bray Foundation, 1954.

Provenance:
Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon; Oregon Ceramic Studio Purchase Award, Archie Bray Foundation, 1954.

Exhibitions:
Oregon Ceramic Studio, Portland. Fifth Annual Exhibition of Northwest Ceramics. 14 May-12 June 1954.

San Francisco Museum of Art, Peter Voulkos: A Retrospective: 1948-1978, (organized by the American Crafts Council, New York) 17 February-2 April 1978. Traveled. Checklist #10.

Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon. Chronicles in Clay: Ceramics from the Permanent Collection. 6 January-23 April 2006.

Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon. The Living Room. 11 October 2007-23 March 2008.

Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon. The Academy is Full of Craft. 28 July 2009-20 February 2010.

Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon. Northwest Modern: Revisiting the Annual Ceramic Exhibitions of 1950-1964. 18 August 2011-25 February 2012.

Ronna & Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon. Fighting Men: Leon Golub, Peter Voulkos & Jack Kirby. 25 October 2012-3 March 2013. Catalogue, ill. p. 16.

Literature:
“Fine Exhibit of Ceramics Brings Entires from Afar,” The Oregonian, May 14, 1954, ill.

Peter Voulkos Retrospective. Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1995, ill. p. 19, fig. 3.

Wiggers, Namita Gupta. Unpacking the Collection: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Crafts. Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon, 2008, ill. p. 38.

Burkheimer, Kare. “Good Parenting,” Ceramics Monthly, April 2010, ill. p. 23.

Photo: © Sam Jornlin

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Tureen

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Babe the Blue Ox

Tureen

Face Vase

Large Bowl

Vase

Vase

Covered Container

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