Lot 3499
Two Raku Pottery Vases, Andy Smith and Kerry Gonzalez
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The smaller in spherical form, with symmetrical designs in violet, magenta, grey, and white, signed and dated "Andy Smith / 83" to underside (4 1/2 in.); the larger a free-form pinched vase with iridescent magenta glaze, signed "KG" for Kerry Gonzalez to underside (5 1/2 in.).

The Estate of the late Frank Daniels, Jr. and his wife Julia Jones Daniels, Raleigh, North Carolina. A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation

A full-time potter for close to 40 years, Andy Smith studied ceramics at Wingate College in North Carolina in 1976, and also studied at the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Andy has developed a style of raku pottery which uses traditional forms with highly controlled design elements.
Andy is an exhibiting member of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen’s Guild, and shows his work in galleries from the Virgin Islands to Boston, Massachusetts. Similar lidded vessels by Andy Smith are included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection.

Kerry Gonzalez had been making pottery for over thirty years and has been working on perfecting his Copper Raku glaze for more than a decade. He was born in Oakland, CA in 1949 and grew up in Central Florida. Kerry studied ceramics at Fla. Atlantic Univ. Boca Raton, BFA 1972, and the Univ. of South Fla. He studied glassblowing at Pilchuck School Stanwood, Wa. and California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland. Kerry has worked exclusively in Raku since relocating to North Carolina in 1975. He currently resides in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife Susan and daughters Chloe and Hannah. His work is exhibited in national shows and featured in galleries across the country.

Good estate condition.

*Buyers take note, pick up will be required and is only available offsite in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 1, April 3, April 4, and April 7 between 10am-3pm ET. See terms for more details.