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California Peach

Maker:
Peter Shire, b. 1947  Search this
Medium:
Glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.5 x 15.7 x 6.5 cm (8 1/16 x 6 3/16 x 2 9/16 in.)
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
Cup
Object Name:
Cup
Manufactured in:
Los Angeles, California, USA
Date:
1980
Credit Line:
Gift of Denis Gallion and Daniel Morris
Accession Number:
1988-60-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4d237052e-6fdb-4150-aeef-64692e40479c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1988-60-3
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Weathervane Teapot

Artist:
Peter Shire, born Los Angeles, CA 1947  Search this
Medium:
glazed ceramic and wood
Dimensions:
overall: 12 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (31.8 x 40.0 x 14.0 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
Date:
1981
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donna and John Donaldson in memory of Jean and John Michael on the occasion of the Fifteenth Anniversary of the James Renwick Alliance and the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Renwick Gallery
Object number:
1997.109.24A-B
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7e065d737-b5a1-4e2a-8d5a-45809fa25433
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1997.109.24A-B

Oral history interview with Peter Shire, 2007 September 18-19

Interviewee:
Shire, Peter Anton, 1947-  Search this
Shire, Peter Anton, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lauria, Jo, 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Saxe, Adrian Anthony  Search this
Scaccia, Anthony  Search this
Bennett, Garry Knox  Search this
Sheets, Millard  Search this
Duran, Gonzalo  Search this
Jiminez, Juanita  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
Kashalek, Robert  Search this
Zanini, Marco  Search this
Thun, Matteo  Search this
Cibic, Aldo  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford)  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Los Angeles City College  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13651
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273135
AAA_collcode_shire07
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_273135
Online Media:

Peter Shire [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_31759

Oral history interview with Marek Cecula, 2009 May 19-20

Interviewee:
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Cecula, Lanie  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Earl, Jack  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Kottler, Howard  Search this
Mayer, Jean  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Ogen, Gdula  Search this
Price, Kenneth  Search this
Shire, Peter  Search this
Spurey, Gerda  Search this
Spurey, Kurt  Search this
Veiteberg, Jorunn  Search this
Barneys New York  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art  Search this
Kunst- og designhögskolen i Bergen  Search this
Memphis (Group)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Brazil -- description and travel
Israel -- description and travel
Poland -- description and travel
SoHo (New York, N.Y.) -- Description and travel
Topic:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Japan  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Kibbutzim  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15681
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282772
AAA_collcode_cecula09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282772
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marek Cecula

Interviewee:
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Barneys New York  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art  Search this
Kunst- og designhögskolen i Bergen  Search this
Memphis (Group)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design -- Faculty  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Cecula, Lanie  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Earl, Jack  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Kottler, Howard, 1930-1989  Search this
Mayer, Jean  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Ogen, Gdula, 1929-  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Shire, Peter  Search this
Spurey, Gerda  Search this
Spurey, Kurt, 1941-  Search this
Veiteberg, Jorunn, 1955-  Search this
Extent:
104 Pages (Transcript)
10 Items (Sound recording: 10 sound files (4 hr., 55 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Brazil -- Description and Travel
Israel -- Description and Travel
Poland -- description and travel
SoHo (New York, N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Date:
2009 May 19-20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marek Cecula conducted 2009 May 19-20, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Cecula's studio, in New York, New York.
Marek Cecula speaks of his childhood in Kielce, Poland, during World War II; his move to Israel at age 16; studies with ceramists Gdula Ogen and Jean Mayer; the influence of Japanese ceramics on his early studies; life on the kibbutz HaSolelim in the late 1960s and early 1970s; the influence of Kurt and Gerda Spurey and their use of porcelain and slip-casting; his work in both functional and sculptural ceramics; his move to Tel Aviv in early 1970s, then to a commune in Binyamina in 1971; his move to Curitiba, Brazil, and subsequent work with Schmidt porcelain factory; "Art Project 79" exhibition, La Jola, Curitiba, Brazil, 1979; his move to Washington, D.C., with girlfriend (later wife) Lanie in 1976; Klepisko (2008); the cyclical nature in his work; move to New York City in late 1970s; the Soho arts scene in the 1970s and '80s; his work blending design and sculpture; establishing Contemporary Porcelain gallery, 1978; interest in work by Memphis Group, Peter Shire, Jack Earl, Ken Price, and Ron Nagle; head of ceramics department, at Parsons School of Design, New York City (1985-2004); continued design and production work, including for Tiffany & Co. and Barneys New York; establishment of Modus Design firm; continued exploration of industrial processes and use of decals in his work; influence of Howard Kottler; his quest to balance digital and handmade processes, and the continued importance of the tactile; "Scatology" exhibition; series Hygiene, his first purely sculptural series; Porcelain Carpet; representation at Garth Clark Gallery (New York City, Los Angeles, and Kansas City, Missouri); series Violations; series Mutants; series Industrial Interference; "Interface" exhibition (2002), in response to terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; Look Into My Mind; The Stand For the Heroes, 2001; series Beauty of Imperfection; move to Poland in early 2000s; a teaching/artistic position at Bergen National Academy of Arts, Norway; establishment of Design Centrum Kielce in late 2000s; Menorah, 2007, Kielce (site-specific); Six Stations, 2007, Porsgrunn, Norway (site-specific); future projects for the city of Kielce; work with the Łódź Design Festival, Poland, and design center in Cieszyn, Poland; "kilo of earth" product; Last Supper; Mandala; Islam; limitations and advantages of ceramics as a medium; his globalized, multicultural experiences and outlook; the European vanguard in ceramics; periodicals and publications of interest; writers of interest: Edmund de Waal, Jorunn Veiteberg, Janet Koplos; the "desire society"; curating Third Biennale for Israeli Ceramics, 2004; fusion art, craft, and design; "Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics," Gardiner Museum, Toronto, 2008; redefinition of the concept of the object.
Biographical / Historical:
Marek Cecula (1944- ) is a ceramist and designer, who lives and works in New York and Poland.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 55 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Ceramicists  Search this
Topic:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Japan  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Kibbutzim  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.cecula09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e05d630a-38d3-4e7f-81a8-6ad7f55a5d9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cecula09
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter Shire

Interviewee:
Shire, Peter  Search this
Interviewer:
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Students  Search this
Los Angeles City College -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Bennett, Garry Knox, 1934-  Search this
Cibic, Aldo, 1955-  Search this
Duran, Gonzalo  Search this
Jiminez, Juanita  Search this
Kashalek, Robert  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy, 1952-  Search this
Saxe, Adrian Anthony, 1943-  Search this
Scaccia, Anthony  Search this
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Thun, Matteo  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-  Search this
Zanini, Marco  Search this
Extent:
77 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 September 18-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Shire conducted 2007 September 18-19, by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Shire's studio, in Los Angeles, California.
Shire speaks of being a native Californian; his childhood growing up in the Los Angeles community of Echo Park; his parents' socialist political ideas; memories of FBI surveillance of his home and parents; defining the term kitsch as "the substitution of spurious values for real ones," using plastic flowers as an example; the essence of the craft movement as the handmade, the real; attending Saturday classes at Chouinard Art Institute while in high school; clothing fashion in his neighborhood during the late 1960s; the influence of high school teacher Anthony Scaccia; attending Los Angeles City College for one semester; discovering Domus magazine in the school library; receiving his B.F.A. from Chouinard in 1970; teaching at InterPace; being inspired by H.C. Westermann's work; traveling to Milan, Italy and visiting Ettore Sottsass; his interest in a humanistic, personal expression in art; encountering resistance to his "art furniture"; his 2007 show at Frank Lloyd Gallery, "Peter Shire Chairs"; the desire to create a total spatial experience of his work by charging the everyday function of objects with an emotional impact; and his public art commissions. Shire also recalls Gonzalo Duran, Juanita Jiminez, Millard Sheets, Adrian Saxe, Wendy Maruyama, Gary Knox Bennett, Marco Zanini, Matteo Thun, Aldo Cibic, Robert Koshalek, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Shire (1947- ) is a sculptor from Los Angeles, California. Jo Lauria is a curator and arts writer also from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 13 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 8 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.shire07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922cf02bd-dcfd-4567-b3c2-86e862befe33
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shire07
Online Media:

Frank Glass and Grace E. Simons Memorial Sculpture, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Shire, Peter 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Painted metal and concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Bench
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Los Angeles Park and Recreation Department Los Angeles California
Located Elysian Park Angels Point near police academy and Dodger Stadium Los Angeles California
Date:
1994
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Architecture--Other--Gazebo  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000341
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_318907

Skyhook Boca Raton, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Shire, Peter 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: stainless steel, porcelain enamel panels; Base: cement
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Palo Alto Arts & Culture Division 1313 Newell Road Palo Alto California 94303 Accession Number: S.01.93
Located Palo Alto Cultural Center 1313 Newell Road Courtyard Palo Alto California 94303
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000760
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_328981

Man and Woman, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Shire, Peter 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Painted steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Lincoln Academy Housing Lankersheim & Magnolia Los Angeles California
Date:
1990
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA001362
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_337243

L.A. to LA : Peter Shire at LSU, January 31 - April 14, 2013 / texts by Darius A. Spieth & Jo Lauria

Artist:
Shire, Peter Works Selections  Search this
Writer of added text:
Spieth, Darius Alexander 1970-  Search this
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Issuing body:
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) School of Art  Search this
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) Museum of Art  Search this
Host institution:
LSU Union Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Shire, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
57 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2013
Call number:
N6537.S532 A4 2013
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1078207

Tempest in a teapot : the ceramic art of Peter Shire : essays / by Hunter Drohojowka and Norman M. Klein ; foreword by Ettore Sottsass

Author:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter 1952-  Search this
Klein, Norman M. 1945-  Search this
Subject:
Shire, Peter Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1991
20th century
Topic:
Ceramic teapots--History  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.S534D76 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_406237

Phidias Chair, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Shire, Peter 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Painted steel and aluminum
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 2000.1.18
Date:
1984
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080288
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411851

NoHo Gateway, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Shire, Peter 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Steel
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Arch
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Owner/Location:
Located Lankershim & Houston Street Los Angeles California
Date:
2009
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Performing Arts  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71500944
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_419601

Mr. Potato Head Rises Above Phoenix, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Shire, Peter 1947-  Search this
Engineering firm:
Cella Barr Associates  Search this
Medium:
Stainless steel, aluminum, enameled iron, mild steel, concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Phoenix Phoenix Arts Commission 200 West Washington, Tenth Floor Phoenix Arizona 85003
Located Encanto Park Kiddieland Playground, 15th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard Phoenix Arizona
Date:
Installed Nov. 2, 1991
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS AZ000601
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_336022

Accordian Donut Teapot, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Shire, Peter 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Glazed ceramic
Type:
Sculptures-Decorative arts
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Everson Museum of Art of Syracuse and Onondaga County 401 Harrison Street Syracuse New York 13202 Accession Number: 85.6
Date:
1984
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS 38140243
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_292826

Wall Composition, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Shire, Peter 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Porcelain
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Arizona State University University Art Museum Tempe Arizona 85287
Date:
1983
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 01210107
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_25698

Untitled, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Shire, Peter 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Vase: anodized aluminum; Base: brass
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Orange County Museum of Art 850 San Clemente Drive Newport Beach California 92660 Accession Number: PC.85.12.9
Date:
1984-85
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 64330044
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_26256

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