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Warren Bakley
A Designer Touches Clay

Ceramics in America 2006

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Warren Bakley, Construction, 1994. Stoneware. H. 30". (Private collection; photo, Martin Trailer.) Mixed clays were used to create the six architectural columns in this sculpture. The exteriors of the columns are decorated with a black iron oxide slip.

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Warren Bakley, Construction, 2003. Stoneware. L. 42". (Private collection; photo, Warren Bakley.) This elongated wall hanging was slab formed and partially sandblasted to create texture and variation. Kiln-fired metallic oxides give the sculpture its high sheen.

  • Figure 3a
    Figure 3a

    Warren Bakley, Construction, front and back, 1986. Stoneware. H. 10". (Private collection; photo, Martin Trailer.) This sculptural construction, slab formed from mixed clays, was decorated with iron oxide and partial glaze.

  • Figure 3b
    Figure 3b

    Warren Bakley, Construction, front and back, 1986. Stoneware. H. 10". (Private collection; photo, Martin Trailer.) This sculptural construction, slab formed from mixed clays, was decorated with iron oxide and partial glaze.

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Warren Bakley, Construction, 2005. Earthenware. L. 23". (Private collection; photo, Warren Bakley.) A partially glazed slab-formed wall tile, this incised and stamped wall hanging was created using mixed earthenware.

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Warren Bakley, Construction, 2004. Stoneware. H. 12". (Bakley collection; photo, Warren Bakley.) Slab formed, this construction displays partial glaze and vitrified kiln washes.

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Warren Bakley, Sculpture, 1993. Stoneware. H. 10". (Private collection; photo, Martin Trailer.) This sculpture was inspired by Dr. Jonas Salk's declaration in 1993 that he would infect himself with the AIDS virus to prove the effectiveness of his experimental antiviral procedure. Jonas is the little white figure on the surfboard attempting to ride a turbulent ocean while taming a large whale.