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Paul Soldner

 (1921 - 2011)
Paul Edmund Soldner was active/lived in California, Colorado, Illinois.  Paul Soldner is known for ceramic sculpture-raku, educator.

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Obituary. New York Times January 10, 2011
Paul Soldner, 89, Ceramic Artist and Innovator
By William Grimes

Paul Soldner, a ceramist who put his own twist on the Japanese firing technique known as raku to create wildly spontaneous sculptural vessels, died on Monday at his home in Claremont, Calif.  He was 89.

His death was confirmed by his daughter, Stephanie Soldner Sullivan.

Mr. Soldner was the first student of Peter Voulkos, the revolutionary founder of the ceramics program at the Los Angeles County Art Institute, who made it his mission to free ceramics from their traditional function as useful household goods and make them a vehicle for artistic and personal expression.

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Slab-built raku-fired sculpture on pedestal
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Handbuilt raku-fired ceramic pedestal piece, 1988
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