Stoneware Platter with Molten Glass Centre by Bruno Gambone (circa 1980s)
Stoneware platter with molten glass centre by Bruno Gambone (circa 1980s). A natural stoneware finish in grey and beige with clay brown lip and centre-surround all complement the stunning molten deep blue glass focal point. A rare find from the always-exciting world of Italian, Bruno Gambone. In excellent vintage condition commensurate with age. Hole for wall hanging on back. Maker's mark on bottom: 'Gambone Italy'. A short video clip of this piece can be provided upon request.
About the Artist: The Gambone ceramics have had two very distinct phases of artistic expression in their history. That of Guido Gambone, arguably Italy's most prominent contemporary ceramicist of the 1950s and '60s, and that of his son, Bruno Gambone, who is still at work. The father's work was more exuberant and colourful. Bruno, who returned to Florence in 1969 to keep the ceramic studio running after his father died, became intent on expressing his own very different artistic vision. For the most part, his work was influenced by '60s and '70s minimalist art. The forms are more rectilinear, the decoration very simple and the tones muted. During a stint in New York, Bruno spent time with the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, and gained much experience in the fields of painting, sculpture, cinema and theatre. His ceramic pieces have become internationally collectible works of art.
Dia: 38 cm