There are two sides—at the very least—to Mid-Century Modern pottery. Over here is the kitsch, from head vases of long-lashed girls to cute, cute, cute salt-and-pepper shakers of puppy dogs and bunny rabbits. Over there, though, one finds more serious stuff, typified by the muscular, sculptural ceramics of Peter Voulkos and his studio mate, John Mason, in the 1950s and '60s. In-between is everything else, from studio art pottery by Otto and...Continue Reading