Betty Woodman  

Betty Woodman (b. 1930) is internationally recognized as one of the most important ceramic artists working today. Through her inventive use of color and form and her expert blend of a wide range of influences, she creates exuberant and captivating ceramic sculpture.

Employing many forms, from fragmented wall vases to bronze benches to pillow pitchers, she presents a delightful gathering of influences and traditions. Woodman has traveled extensively, finding inspiration in cultures around the world. Drawing no boundaries between traditions of fine art and craft, Woodman takes elements from the rich heritage of each and makes them her own. She uses the motif of the vase and the vessel repeatedly, allowing it to enrich her exploration of formal and painterly traditions.Betty Woodman lives and works in New York City and Antella, Italy. Her work has been shown around the world in exhibitions in France, Italy, Holland and Japan. The Metropolitan Museum, New York presented a retrospective of Woodman's work in June 2006.

 

 

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Balustrade Relief Vase #04-3, 2004 Glazed earthenware, epoxy, lacquer and paint
52.5 x 66 .5 x 9 inches
Balustrade Relief Vase #03-1, 2003 Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer and paint
51 x 62 x 9 inches
Roman Interior, 2006
Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer and paint
89 x 86 x 9 inches
Boardwalk Vase, 1998
Color woodcut with chine collé
Edition of 30, 5/30
34.875 x 36.75 inches
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Sienna, 2005
Color woodcut/lithograph with chine collé, pochoir, gold leaf
Edition of 30, 11/30
39.75 x 36 inches
A Roman Interior, 1995
Color woodcut with chine collé
Edition of 30, 1/30
Chinese Pleasures, 2007
Color lithograph with chine collé Edition of 30, 14/30
25.75 x 46.25 inches
Aztec Vase #4, 2005
Glazed earthenware, epoxy, resin, lacquer and paint
35.5 x 28 x 28 inches
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Portuguese Palace Couple, 1999 Color woodcut with chine collé/pochoir Edition of 30, 27/30 27.5 x 45.5 inches Spring, 2006
Color lithograph/woodcut
Edition of 18 14/18, 8 x 10 in.
Villa di Livia, 2006
Canvas, terra sigillata, glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, paint and wood
69.29 x 83.46 x 10.63 inches
Pavilion, 2006
Color lithograph/woodcut
Edition of 18, 16/18 8 x 10 in.
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Greek Pots Visit Edo, 2002
Color woodcut/lithograph/cine collé, Edition of 30, 16/30,
47.75 x 23 inches
Balustrade Vase C, 1993
Monotype collage
30 x 44.5 inches