Colorado & Regional Art

Pedestal Vessel

Pedestal Vessel

Year probably late 1960s or early 1970s

Artist Paul Soldner (1921–2011, American)

Media ceramic

Dimensions 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Paul Soldner earned a degree in art education in Bluffton, OH, before attaining his MA in arts administration at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he discovered his interest in ceramic arts. He received an MFA from the Los Angeles County Art Institute in 1956 and went on to teach at a number of schools, including his alma mater in Boulder in the 1960s. Soldner became known for ceramic work that employed low-temperature salt firing methods, inspired by the Japanese raku techniques that originated in the 16th century, allowing each piece to take on a spontaneous and unique individual appearance.


Not currently on view

Signature Clover shaped chop mark on ceramic base

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2019.27.001