Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Edward Weston Collection

September 18 – November 28, 2004

Dorothy Jenkins & Emily S. Macey Galleries

PICASSO: 25 YEARS OF EDITION CERAMICS FROM THE EDWARD WESTON COLLECTION will be presented at the Polk Museum of Art from September 18 through November 28, 2004. The Museum will celebrate the opening of this exhibition with a preview reception on Friday, September 17; the reception is free for Museum members and $5 for guests. Mr. Edward Weston, renowned collector of Picasso ceramics will be in attendance.

The Picasso exhibition presents a selection of the ceramics created by Pablo Picasso in collaboration with George and Suzanne Ramie and the artisans at their Madoura pottery workshop in Vallauris, Southern France, between the years 1947 and 1971. The exhibition consists of 65 ceramic works, including plates, bowls, pitchers, vases and plaques, plus posters from previous Picasso ceramics exhibitions and photographs of Picasso at work at the Madoura workshop.

Internationally famed for his paintings, sculpture, and graphics, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was long intrigued by ceramics. After seeing the works of the Madoura potters at a crafts fair in 1946, he asked Georges and Suzanne Ramie, who operated the studio, to provide him with the opportunity to work with ceramics.