A Tribute to Paula Winokur

Exhibition  /  19 Jan 2019  -  31 Mar 2019
Published: 31.01.2019
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
17.8 x 11.4 x 38.1 cm
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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.