I'd describe this beautifully crafted studio pottery vase as post-modern: from certain angles, the surface decoration playfully advances an illusion of the vessel's flatness, such that the form itself is difficult to get a handle on, shifting in nature from one side to another. It's super radiant too; I don't think photos do full justice to the glow of the green ground, and then the lush dark green strokes and swirls on top of it. Really a nice, smart piece that I think I would never tire of looking at.
I've just learned this piece is by well known ceramic artist Andrew Martin, an American ceramicist now based in the Netherlands. Martin received his MFA from Alfred and BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, is the recipient of two NEA fellowships, and has exhibited and taught widely. Martin is also the author of a definitive book on mold making for ceramic artists, “The Essential Guide to Mold Making and Slip Casting.”
Excellent vintage condition. Likely c. 2010. Signed "AA"on the bottom. 6 3/4" tall x 3 5/8" across at widest.