Amazing piece and huge. This measures 14 in diameter and is signed by artist Timothy Weber of Main Avenue Pottery Nashville, Tennessee. (Read more below) This could be a shallow bowl, tray or wall art. Check out his website online you will be impressed! He’s won many many awards. I accept reasonable offers and please include photos as part of the description. After four decades Timothy Weber still looks forward to working with clay for the rest of his life. He threw his first pot in high school in 1967 and only five years later was working full time as a potter. Weber estimates conservatively he has made over 150,000 pieces of functional and fine art clay pieces. From his studio, T. His career as clay artist, teacher, and administrator supports this truth. Army gave Weber his first full-time pottery work. Drafted for the Vietnam War, during basic training Weber fully comprehended his mission to kill in a war he did not believe in. After achieving conscientious objector status, he was assigned to the craft center at Fort Benning, Georgia, because of his background and abilities. After discharge, Weber took a workshop with the legendary master potter Charles Counts and became his apprentice and mentee. He trained in the Bauhaus tradition, learning an affection for radically simplified forms, an embrace of rationality and functionality, and that mass-production was reconcilable with the individual artistic spirit. After stints as visual arts, crafts, and media program director at the Tennessee Arts Commission and director of the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Weber took a studio assistant job with international clay legend Sylvia Hyman. Under Hyman, Weber crafted many. It was great doing new things with the material. We worked hard, produced many wonderful pieces, and had a lot of fun. One of Webers lines is mass production functional stoneware decorated with restrained palette. (a beautifying revelation of the underlying earthen surface). The glaze brushwork has both tight and loose elements that lean slightly toward Asia. His other line is mixed media. Very different in style and execution. In these more mysterious pieces Weber says, I still carry my cultivated craftsmanship, but I marry it with spontaneity. Evocative references to spiritual, religious, or iconic forms emerge as whimsical incarnations. The resulting looser, ambiguous shapes allude to Webers inspirationprimitive aesthetics and sensibilities. Under his highly expert hands, circular structures reference human-scaled dwellings and shelters. Augmented with cryptic entryways and temple gates, his shrines that suggest rituals gain intrigue when coded with sculptural elements of wood and fiber. Of this work Weber says, They all allude to communication. Weber continues to produce and teach, and he looks forward to more commissions and dreams of making larger works. He say=s, Beyond making a living, clay has been a truly wonderful way to meet a lot of very interesting people. It gives me joy. Magdy’s Treasures is centrally located in the heart of downtown Santa Paula, California. Store owner and antique dealer Magdy has extensive experience in antique, collectibles and vintage items. Originally from Alexandria Egypt, Magdy has been in the business for 35 years. Come by and say hello, you are welcome here! 820 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060. If you live elsewhere, contact me for a price. I very much appreciate positive 5 feedback in return! If you feel I deserve less than 5 stars please contact me so that I may address your concerns and try to satisfy them!! Notice About This Item. I specialize in vintage items that are usually 50+ years old. I welcome all questions. While I try hard to get my description accurate, you must look at the pictures and remember that vintage is NOT new or mint. Unless otherwise stated, items WILL have age related wear. The older the item the more the wear! My buyers should be knowledgeable collectors looking for vintage! These are usually items that are no longer manufactured or available by retail. I try to describe my items the best I can. There is no intentional misleading information in my listings, but there may be a mistake or something missed occasionally due to human error. I’m not looking to get rich but I’m not looking to give away my items either. I do not smoke, however the previous owner(s) might have. I try to highlight any flaws over and above normal wear and tear but again, you must look at the pictures and please feel free to ask questions. I work hard to make this a positive experience for both buyers and sellers. Thanks for visiting my listing! Best Regards & Happy Shopping! The item “Vintage Timothy Weber Main Avenue OOAK Studio Pottery Abstract Wall Art or Bowl” is in sale since Thursday, May 11, 2017. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery”. The seller is “treasuresstore1″ and is located in Santa Paula, California. 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