Robert Hudson/Richard Shaw, Work in Porcelain (1973)
Paperback, 4 color plates, 25 b&w plates, 35 pages, 10x10 inches
Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the San Fransisco Museum of Art, May 11-July 1, 1973
"Working in the same studio over an eighteen month period, Robert Hudson, a sculptor, and Richard Shaw, a ceramic artist, have created an extraordinary body of work in porcelain. Slip casting molds made from everyday objects, like duck decoys, rocks, squash or twigs, combining these with thrown and hand built cup, bottle and pot forms, and decorating them in a colorful, painterly way, each artist has developed a distinct group of pieces. tHe sculptural character of the pieces expands their functional capacity; each piece has a reality apart from its intended function. The cast objects are colored so naturally that they appear to be the real object and their integrations with the more formalist tubular and bulbous shapes suggest a carefully assembled three-dimensional collage."
-Suzanne Foley, Curator (from the introduction)