University Museums

Title: Platter
Name: Platter
Date: 2005
Medium: Earthenware or stoneware
Country/Culture: American
Dimensions: 16in (40.75cm)
Classification: Decorative Arts, Ceramics
Credit Line: Gift of Gary and Marlene Olson. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM2015.34
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Each piece of pottery made by the ceramicist George Lowe is hand formed and fired, uniquely beautiful and spiritual in their creation, but utilitarian in nature and meant to be touched and used. He works alone and each vessel guides Lowe in the construction of its form. Lowe is inspired by the long history of the pottery medium and that is visible in his art, but he also strives to make each piece relevant to the modern world. He develops dramatic exterior effects with various glazes and firing methods that connect with historic examples of ancient and folk pottery, but also nature.