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Biography   Peter Voulkos


A man who took into a high form of art the medium of clay, Peter Voulkos became an Abstract Expressionist of ceramics. His talents charge his materials with the vitality and spontaneity of action painting, and his art is a synthesis of painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and pottery.

Based in Oakland, California, he often sent his work on long odysseys for completion with the firing done in New Jersey and sometimes in Japan and photography in Oakland.

He first worked with clay in 1949 when he was attending Montana State College in Boseman, where he was raised, and he was immediately attracted to the medium, although it had no status in the art world. He had taken the pottery class only because he needed the hours to graduat   ...  Displaying 750 of 2224 characters.

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