Judging George Ohr - On Demand
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June 8, 2021 | -
On Demand

Join us for this two-part webinar focusing on the work and
market for George Ohr. In the first part, Professor Eugene
, author, "George Ohr, The Greatest Art Potter on Earth", 
will devote a significant amount of time discussing Ohr's life and
work, and why is is considered America's first and perhaps
greatest potter. Professor Hecht will show some breathtaking
pots that have likely not been seen by the public. To conlclude,

Professor Hecht will discuss newer glazes and absolute forgeries
of Ohr's work- which should be of interest to both appraisers
and collectors.

On the second day, art historian and appraiser, Dr. Tom Folk, AAA
will focus on the market for Ohr's works, starting with the purchase
of the majority of Ohr's ceramics by a New Jersey antiques dealer
in 1971. He will consider how New York City dealers acquired
Ohr's artwork; how major auction houses seemed confused by
such a complex ceramic artist; and how Ohr became accepted
by major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art.
Dr. Folk will also study the collectors of Ohr, and how their support
elevated his market. Among these collectors were Jasper Johns
and Andy Warhol.

To conclude on the second day, The Metropolitan Museum's
curator of American ceramics, Adrienne Spinozzi, will share
the Museum's collection of George Ohr Pottery, the greatest
public collection in the world!

This is a recording of a live program initially held on June 8 & 9 2021.

4 CE Credits


$100  Members
$125  General Admission

Register online (at the top of this page)
or by calling 212.889.5404 x 11. 

Email confirmations will be sent upon receipt of payment;
registration accepted only with payment. 

No refunds. 

Terms of Registration
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Images courtesy of Professor Eugene Hecht.

Tom Folk, Ph.D., AAA is an art historian and appraiser, best known for his work on the Pennsylvania Impressionists. He is the author of Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse and has written over 20 articles on twentieth century
American ceramics. 

Professor Eugene Hecht is considered the leading scholar on the ceramics of the revolutionary potter, George Ohr. He was one of the three authors of the groundbreaking publication, "The Mad Potter of Biloxi," for the 1989 exhibition at the American Craft Museum. Since then, Hecht continued his examination of Ohr's work, which resulted in his significant publication which followed, "George Ohr, The Greatest Art Potter on Earth,"  for Skira Rizzoli, 2014.
Adrienne Spinozzi oversees The Metropolitan Museum of Art's American Wing’s American redware, stoneware, and art pottery collections. She joined the department in 2007 and was part of the curatorial team responsible for the reinstallation of the Charles Engelhard Court in 2009. She recently curated "Shapes from Out of Nowhere: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection," an exhibition highlighting a recent gift of 20th-and 21st-century ceramics (on view at the Met through August 29, 2021). She is currently working on an exhibition of stoneware from Edgefield District, South Carolina, with a focus on the contributions of enslaved potters. She is a graduate of Hartwick College and the Bard Graduate Center in decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

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