Gray Abstract Drawing Bowl by Edwin and Mary Scheier
Perfection of form, decorative complexity in surface treatment, paired with subtle coloration of clay body: within the category of abstract drawing reflecting Surrealist influence, as well as here Picasso-esque primitivism, that appears in the Scheier New Hampshire work by 1950, this piece stands out for its mastery. Its drawing and glazing and technical expertise are not surpassed within the category. It reflects the finest level achieved within this group which as a whole is regarded as one of their most important . Additionally, its coloration is unusual with the group- here a palette of grey with black incised drawing lines, the norm being a deep brown with tan/ivory drawing.
From the collection of Marion Wood, Durham, NH, supporters and patrons of the Scheiers in mid 20th century New Hampshire. 12 1/8 inches wide and 6 3/8 inches high.