20th Century Design Online
Two Otto Heino (American, 1915-2009) Studio Pottery Vases, Ojai, California, 2007, oval vase matte gray ground and splatter glaze decoration, artist's mark and "07," ht. 4 3/4, and a cylindrical vase with deep rose abstract decoration on blue ground, artist's mark and "07," ht. 7 1/2 in.
Provenance: From Otto Heino's final inventory which passed by descent to the consignor.
Note: Vivika and Otto Heino were artists working in ceramics throughout the second half of the 20th century. They collaborated as a husband-and-wife team for thirty-five years, signing their pots "Vivika + Otto," regardless of who actually made them. Clean lines and distinctive glazes mark their work; avoiding ceramic trends, they focused on traditional and utilitarian pottery. They were part of a generation that sought to redefine the relationship between ceramics and modern art. The Heinos were awarded the Silver Medal from the International Ceramics Exhibitions in Ostend, Belgium in 1959 and the Gold Medal at the Sixth Biennale Internationale de Céramique d'Art, in Vallauris, France in 1978. Their work can be found in private collections and institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Smithsonian Institution.
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