Axel Salto Vase, Denmark. Salto (1889-1961) worked in three main styles: budding, sprouting and living stone. He never abandoned his experiment with unusually rich glazes and evocative organic forms. He used Chinese and classic glazes such as the "solfatara" and "sun", to clothe his organic creations. Royal Copenhagen produced Salto's designs from the 1930's until after his death. (The Arm: Axel Salto, March 18, 2009)
Toshiko Takaezu.Hawaiian-born Takaezu is undoubtedly one of the best modern ceramic artists alive. Her work invokes a humility from deep within the human spirit, that demands our deepest attention and silence.