Ceramic sculptures made in UK, Holland and Israel during his time as manager of a London pottery and as founder and manager of the Ceramic Art Department at Harsa, Beersheva, Israel.
Azaz designed and made sculptural pottery artworks influenced by the contours, shapes and colours of the desert.
The individual artworks featured in exhibitions in UK and Israel and in museum collections in UK and Holland.
The pottery shown in this gallery is a small representation of Azaz's portfolio, comprising personal hand-made works made in the early to mid-1950's while Azaz was in Amsterdam and London, artworks created in Israel during 1956-61, and pottery designs created by Azaz for the Harsa Ceramic Art Department; these were then decorated by a team of artists under his direction and exported through Maskit.
HARSA CERAMIC ART & POTTERY
DESIGN OF HARSA CERAMIC ART DEPARTMENT (1956-60)Year: 1956-60Description:
Azaz managed the Ceramic Art Department at the Harsa pottery in Beersheva, Israel. All pottery was designed by Azaz, and the moulded pieces were decorated by a team of ceramic artists under Azaz's guidance. Azaz also selected and formulated the glaze colours, which he mixed himself along with trainees. The ceramic artists under his instruction decorated the vessels in their own styles.
SCULPTURAL CERAMICS (1956-61)Year: 1956-61Description:
While managing and designing products for the Harsa Ceramic Art Department in Beersheva, Azaz also worked on his own sculptural pottery ideas creating a number of signature motifs and designs. Azaz also selected and formulated the glaze colours - selecting colours and shades inspired by the desert.Dimensions:
Height 33 cm / 13”