The piece has a moon pot or weed vase shape, with a bulbous body and a small opening. It has a soft, matte gray glaze over a reddish brown body. This pot stands approximately 4 1/8 inches tall, and it has a maximum width of about 4 3/4 inches. It weighs 10.9 ounces, unpacked.
Also included is a copy of the book entitled, I Shock Myself The Autobiography of Beatrice Wood. This 181 page book was originally published in 1985, and the copy included is from the 1992 printing.
It measures approximately 10 1/2 inches by 8 1/4 inches by 1/2 inch. An additional item included in this listing is a Spring/Summer 2005 Beatrice Wood Studio News, which was published after Wood's 1998 death, of course. This newsletter included exhibition dates and other information. The unpacked weight of these publications is 1 pound 11.2 ounces.This grouping would be a fantastic addition to a collection of American studio ceramics. It is marked, "BEATO" beneath, as shown.
Wood is listed on askART and Vasefinder, with a page on Wikipedia as well. Beatrice Wood was born in San Francisco, California. She began her artistic career as an actress, and became a painter after meeting Marcel Duchamp in France.Later, she developed an interest in ceramics. She had a studio in Ojai, California.
Wood was involved in the American Avant Garde movement, and she was known as the "Mama of Dada, " due to her association with Duchamp, Man Ray, and other early Dadaists. The book has a hand written, signed, dated inscription to the title page, as shown. It says, Beatrice Wood Happy Valley Ojai 1993. The Beatrice Wood Studio News newsletter is the Spring/Summer 2005 edition. Condition The pot looks great overall, with no chips or cracks.
It has light wear to the base. Variations in glazing are as made.
Payments must be received within three days of the end of the listing, unless prior arrangements have been made. Some countries have restrictions or prohibitions on certain classes of merchandise. And international government regulations prohibit such behavior. Individual computers may display colors differently. The item "VINTAGE BEATRICE WOOD BEATO CALIFORNIA STUDIO ART POTTERY MOON VASE POT With BOOK" is in sale since Wednesday, November 28, 2018.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery". The seller is "craigkc" and is located in Sunny California. This item can be shipped worldwide.