For your consideration, a important work by the artist Paul Volckening. This massive ceramic work, circa 1960's-70s, measures 15 ½" in height, is approximately 7" wide, and is signed "Volckening" on the base. This fine example of a work by an important studio artist of the American Studio Movement (1930-1972) is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips was in the art collection of an artist in Mendocino, California; Mendocino was a center for artists and those participating in the "back to the land" movement of the 1960's-70's. It is very possible that Volkening created the work in that area. The work features bands of brown and black glaze and a black glazed mouth. The work is striking large, and weighs over 6 pounds. Paul Volckening was born in Minneola, New York. He received his B.A. from the CCAC and later, received his M.A. at Mills College, where he was a student of Tony Prieto and was a resident artist at the Archie Bray. He resided in New Mexico were he taught for many years at New Mexico Highlands University. He exhibited at the Association of San Francisco Potters in the 1950's and at the Nationals in 1954 and 1956. The work has a wonderful presence and vibe, and is a worthy addition to both museum and personal collections of 20th century ceramic art.