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A Tribute to Paula Winokur

Exhibition  /  19 Jan 2019  -  31 Mar 2019
Published: 31.01.2019
Postcard to Al by Paula Winokur..
Postcard to Al by Paula Winokur.

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Intro
Paula Winokur (1936-2018) was a pioneer in several aspects of our clay community. Her work in porcelain was groundbreaking in its emphasis on the strength and robustness of the material, rather than the traditional emphasis on its delicacy. Paula overcame sexism in her early career, being told that as a wife and mother she did not deserve a full-time teaching position. She went on to lead the ceramics program at Arcadia University, and became a mentor to countless young women as she gained well-deserved status in the field.
In the last decades of her career she turned her artistic attention to environmental issues, using her beautiful sculptures to bring attention to global warming and the melting of the world’s icebergs.

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Paula Winokur
Paula Winokur was born in Philadelphia, and attended Tyler School of Art where Rudolf Staffel was her teacher. At Tyler she met Robert Winokur; they married and lived with their personal and artistic lives intertwined. Paula’s work is held in major museum collections such as The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Arts and Design, The Smithsonian, the Design Museum in Helsinki, Finland, the Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Institute in China, and the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts. She received a fellowship from the NEA, and was inducted into the American Craft Council College of Fellows in 2002.

Paula was a warm and supportive person, sharing her wisdom and creativity generously. She is dearly missed on a personal level, and the world has lost her artistic voice too soon.

Programme

2nd of February, Saturday, 3 pm - 5 pm.
Please join us for a reception at The Clay Studio for Paula Winokur: A Tribute. Family, friends, students, colleagues, and admirers are all welcome.

Hours

Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm.
Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm.

First Friday of each month: 5 pm – 8 pm.
Paula Winokur. Installation: Wrap Nest Shelf with Black Bowl #2, 2003. Porcelain. 17.8 x 11.4 x 38.1 cm. Paula Winokur
Installation: Wrap Nest Shelf with Black Bowl #2, 2003
Porcelain
17.8 x 11.4 x 38.1 cm
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Paula Winokur. Installation: Chaco Canyon (Shelf with bowl), 1990. Porcelain. 38.1 x 12.7 x 55.9 cm. Paula Winokur
Installation: Chaco Canyon (Shelf with bowl), 1990
Porcelain
38.1 x 12.7 x 55.9 cm
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Paula Winokur. Installation: Single Globe in a Box, 2006. Porcelain. 25.4 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm. Paula Winokur
Installation: Single Globe in a Box, 2006
Porcelain
25.4 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm
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Paula Winokur. Installation: Global Warnings (55 Globes), 2005. Porcelain.. Paula Winokur
Installation: Global Warnings (55 Globes), 2005
Porcelain.
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