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Lusting for Lucie Rie pots

Is it even possible to lust after an inaminate object? I am here to say, a most definite yes! The object of my affection are the ceramics of a Lucie Rie (1902-1995), who made beautiful and ethereal vessels, dishes, plates, and bowls. Her touch was light as a feather, yet her objects are strong forms and command a presence. It’s the juxtaposition of these opposites that give these pieces their timeless value, I think. An article about her in this month’s Elle Decor writes “Rie’s work blurs the line between craft and sculpture and utility and fine art.” I am not the only oneĀ  – there are many who lust after this work too as Rie’s pieces are collected throughout the world. Rie may not be with us anymore, but her heavenly ceramics endure.

Green pot, 1970

Stoneware bowls, 1952

Jasperware cups and saucers, Wedgewood, 1963

Vases at London’s Berkeley Gallery, 1960

Porcelain with uranium oxide glaze, 1965

Porcelain bowl, 1951

Lucie Rie

Lucie Rie ceramics are available at, Babcock Galleries, New York, Graham Gallery, New York, Jeffrey Spahn Gallery, San Francisco, and Phillips de Pury & Co., New York.


3 comments on “Lusting for Lucie Rie pots

  1. cookware
    May 27, 2012

    Hope you like my post on cookware today.

  2. Chris Hoffer
    June 14, 2012

    Thanks so much for sharing Lucie Rie’s work! I’m so impressed with the variety of her work. Yet it does have the common threads of delicacy and simplicity.

    • modernplum
      June 14, 2012

      Isn’t she something? What a lovely legacy she has left us in the regards to beautiful ceramics.

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