Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye - Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad New York Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    John Pagliaro, ed., Shards: Garth Clark on Ceramic Art, New York, 2003, pp. 178, 183 for similar examples
    Wayne Higby et al., Materiality: The Miller Ceramic Art Collection, Stuttgart, 2019, n.p. for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Turkish-Danish ceramist Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye established herself as a formidable artist in the 1970s and 1980s when she began making bowls and vessels with serene cerulean glazes. Having trained as an artist in Istanbul and as a worker at ceramic factories in Germany and Denmark, she ultimately settled in Paris where she makes about thirty bowls a year. With minimal yet powerful forms she aims to obtain a vibration or an aura in her work which creates a sense of dynamism—a certain metaphysical quality—that supersedes aesthetic beauty. This quality arises from her meticulous process and from an intimate relationship between maker and material. It takes years to develop her glazes and hours to manipulate the clay into their perfected forms and surface textures. Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye’s works belongs to the permanent collections of over thirty-four museums worldwide such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; and the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.

Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

58

Large bowl

1990s
Stoneware, turquoise glaze, unglazed band.
9 in. (22.9 cm) high, 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm) diameter
Underside incised Alev.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $40,320

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Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

New York Auction 8 June 2022