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Paula Colton Winokur

Biography to Display: 

1935 Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2018 Died Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

1958BFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1958Graduate Study, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

WORK EXPERIENCE

1973-2003Professor Emerita, Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1996Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

2002Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

 

Paula Winokur uses porcelain to create large-scale porcelain works that are her interpretation of the natural environment. Instead of focusing on the transparency of the material, Winokur expolores the purity of porcelain clay through its material properties; strength and durability.

Winokur used stoneware in her early works, switching to unglazed porcelain in the 1970s. Since the 1980s her work has referenced the massive land formations comprised of slabs, crevices and ledges which first caught her attention on a plane trip to the southwestern part of the United States. 

An interview with Paula Winokur conducted July 21 and 22, 2011 by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art’s Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America is available here:
http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-paula-colton-winokur-15988.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Alberta Potters Association, Calgary, Canada

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Connecticut College Ceramic Collection, New London, Connecticut

Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, Delaware

Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary 

Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Institute, China

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Axel, Jan and Karen McCready. Porcelain Traditions and New Vision. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill, 1981.

BaiMing, Hebei. World Famous Ceramic Art Studios. Beijing PRC: Fine Arts Publishing, 2005.

Barsky, Ivy. "Winokur Landmarks.” Ceramics: Art & Perception, no.13 (l993).

Brown, Gerard. “Paula Winokur's Poetic Earth.” Ceramics Art & Perception, no. 59 (2005).

Dormer, Peter. The New Ceramics: Trends & Traditions. London, England: Thames & Hudson, l986.

Lane, Peter. Studio Ceramics. Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Co., 1984.

Levin, Elaine. The History of American Ceramics. New York, NY: Abrams, l988.

Peterson, Susan. The Craft & Art of Clay. New York, NY: Overlook, l992.

Speight, Charlotte. Images in Clay Sculpture. New York, NY: Harper and Row, 1983.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: paulawinokur.com

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

Website(s):

paulawinokur.com

Artist's Studio: winokur pottery

 

Typical Marks

"Paula Winokur" inscribed into leather hard clay or, with a ceramic pencil on back or bottom of sculpture.

2004
Alaskan Memory
Date: 2004
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Helen Williams Drutt English, Stephan Winokur
Photo: John Carlano
Collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Helen Williams Drutt English, Stephan Winokur
Photo: Artist
Above and Below
Date: ca 2014
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist
Global Warnings
Date: ca 2014
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist
Ice Cores
Date: ca 2014
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist
Iceland Ledge III
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified April 27, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/winokur