Art Pottery Bowl By Sylvia Fugmann Brongo
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This gorgeous modernist ceramic bowl was hand made by noted ceramic artist Sylvia Fugmann Brongo of Cave Creek, Arizona. Her pieces are formed by using a rolling pin to flatten thin sheets of clay. She applies surface details, including piercing like she did on this piece, and then drapes the clay over a form to shape it. The pieces are fired in a 2100˙ F. kiln and then airbrushed with glazes and stains. This sculptural bowl, like her other clay items, is completely hand made and a one of a kind original.
Ms. Fugmann Brongo grew up in upstate New York, moving to Arizona in 2006. She began her studio ceramics in 1983, which makes this bowl a New York piece, since along with her inscribed signature on the bottom, she dated it © 1992. There are multiple surfaces---a dry white bottom, a glossy deep teal and a paler shade of teal highlighted with areas of dusty pink. Although we call this a bowl, it is more a sculpture, with overlapping, twisted strips of clay (leaves? feathers?), pierced with open spaces and a carved, curved projecting point for even more flair.
This bowl measures approximately 10 inches by 9 inches and about 4 1/2 inches tall at the highest point. It weighs 1 1/2 pounds and is in excellent condition, with no damage or flaws. It's a beautiful, unique studio pottery piece by a very talented ceramic artist.
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