Tim Lynch on sat 9 nov 96
Howdy Folks: I just got back from watching a slide show by Rudy Autio and
Peter Voulkos at the Seattle Art Museum. Great show. I also saw their
exhibit at the William Traver Gallery on Union Street. Wow! My question:
is there a video available of Voulkos in action, giving a demonstration,
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G?nter Haltmayer on sun 10 nov 96
Dear Tim Lynch
there is indded a recent video about Voulkos and Autio: "Woodstack '95",
available from Chris Autio, 111 S.Grand, Bozeman, Montana 59715, phone
406-586-2250. It features in the first part demonstrations of Voulkos and Autio
(more of the later) with some shots of them both centering together. Second part
features a discussion about woodfiring.
We have a database of films and videos on ceramics and try to keep it uptodate,
but it does not list any other Voulkos tape. This database is available as book
("International Catlog of Films on Ceramics"), but not yet in the Internet (too
much work for a voluntary job..). But you will be able find the updated
supplement for this catalog soon in our URL:
Sincerely, from Germany
Marcia Selsor & Matt Benacquista on mon 11 nov 96
G?nter Haltmayer wrote:
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> Dear Tim Lynch
> ("International Catlog of Films on Ceramics"), but not yet in the Internet (to
> much work for a voluntary job..). But you will be able find the updated
> supplement for this catalog soon in our URL:
> Sincerely, from Germany
There was a PBS film on Garth Clark's book 100 years of American
Ceramics and in the film it had Voulkos working to belly dancers.
It is dated but describes Voulkos' intensive passion involved while
creating in clay.
Marcia in Montana
Jim Connell on mon 11 nov 96
WINTHROP UNIVERSITY Electronic Mail Message
Date: 10-Nov-1996 07:26pm EDT
From: James Connell
Dept: Art and Design
Tel No: 323-2126
TO: SMTP%"CLAYART@lsv.uky.edu" ( _SMTP%"CLAYART@lsv.uky.edu" )
Subject: RE: Voulkos Video
Years ago back in the late 70's Pete showed a film at the Chicago Art Institute
when he was there giving a lecture. The film was him working and talking about
his work although it showed a lot more of him working with bronze and making
his big sculptures than clay. It still was very interesting and had a lot to
offer anyone who wants to see and hear more about the MAN! I've never seen it
offered as a video but thought the world should know that there is film on the
I left the lecture and headed to work at a restaurant. In the course of the
nights work I took a break and stepped out to visit a bar that was right next
door to catch some scores of some sporting event. I walked in and came face to
face with Pete drinking at the bar and shouted out PETE! like I knew him as a
long lost friend. Of course he gave me a half soused stare and I had to explain
my clay connection which didn't seem to impress him much. Art Institute
students had taken him drinking and here I was, one of only a handful of
Chicagoans who could have recognized him, bothering him while he pursued his
Angela Davis on wed 24 oct 07
Hello Lee and list,
I am just getting settled in from being away for
3 weeks and noticed your comment on my Voulkos
I guess I should have made it clearer that I was posting the
exerpt because of the discussion at the time of his playing
Spanish guitar. Since the music at the end of the video is
actually Voulkos playing his guitar I thought some might
want to see and hear it.
Question....Did Hamada actually tell Voulkos he should loosen up his clay
In Homosassa, hoping the changes won't be drastic for the list.
Lee Love on wed 3 oct 07
On 9/28/07, Angela B Davis wrote:
Saw his show at the MIA. I know he had a big influence on
ceramic art in the USA. But he is not my cup of tea.
Isamu Noguchi's clay work is much more interesting to me
and whereas Voulkos is barely known in Japan, Noguchi had a big impact
there, espeically on the group associated with Zazuo Yagi.
Lee in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Lee Love on wed 24 oct 07
On 10/24/07, Angela Davis wrote:
> Question....Did Hamada actually tell Voulkos he should loosen up his clay
Yes, at the panel discussion at the Mingeilkan in Tokyo,
Sori Yanagi, Tatsuzo SHimaoka and Warren MacKenzie discussed it.
Shimaoka heard the story having dinner with MacKenize and asked
MacKenzie to repeat it for the audience.
Actually, I don't get Voulkos. I know he was
influential, but Autio and Soldner are much better, in my opinion.
The important American to influence clay sculpture in Japan was Isamu
> In Homosassa, hoping the changes won't be drastic for the list.
I keep getting removed from the list and then the listserve
goes dead and won't respond. They need to let the pros handle the
list. It is pitiful.
Lee in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
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