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H umankind's love affair with ceramics dates back millennia to our earliest pre-history, later flourishing with the birth of civilization some 5,000 years ago — celestial faience entombed with the Egyptian pharaohs, or classic Attic red- or black-figure vases that graced homes of the ancient Greeks. Looking East, China played a pivotal role with its own porcelain arts, inspiring Europeans — especially the Dutch East India Company, which translated blue-and-white Ming Dynasty ware into fabled blue Delft beginning in the 1600s. Today, contemporary artists, designers, and makers approach ceramics with aesthetics ranging from cheeky takes on Delft and Donald Judd-like austere minimalism to high Baroque whorls and swirls. Compiled by Catherine D. Anspon Glaze Craze Ken Price's Dos, 2003, at L.A. Louver, Venice, CA. Paola Paronetto's Ninfea Cup, at Found, Houston. The Haas Brothers' The Magnificent Seven, 2020, at Marianne Boesky Gallery, NYC, Aspen. Left: Johanna Jackson's Green Jar Stoppered with a Cherry, 2021, at 12.26, Dallas. Right: Carlos Otero's Lamp, 2021, at Hostler Burrows, NYC, L.A. László Fekete's Trophy of Rebirth, 2004, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; through Artsy. Lucrecia Waggoner's Kyoto Summer Days, 2022, $12,500, at Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston and Dallas. Right: Ruth Borgenicht's Gray Cubed Rings II, 2022, $2,300, at Dimmitt Contemporary Art, Houston. Katie Stout's Unique table lamp, 2022, at R & Company, NYC. Jojo Corväiá's Berber Series vases, $7,500, at Garde, Dallas. Kristin Victoria Barron's Origin Lamb Kylix, 2022, $4,200, at The Future Perfect, NYC, L.A., San Francisco. JOE KRAMM © TIM HANS

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