Richard Zakin Online Auction

October 9, 2020 to October 18, 2020

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Richard Zakin (1937-2018) was a legendary ceramic artist, author, and educator. His books like Ceramics:  Mastering the Craft and Ceramics: Ways of Creation extolled his love for the medium and its history. Throughout his long career, Zakin used his virtuosity to explore a range of expressive glazes and ceramic surfaces. He taught at the State University of New York at Oswego from 1967 through 2008.

In 2019, a part of a body of work that was kept by Zakin until his death in 2018, was bequeathed to Syracuse residents, Diane Grafly and Paul Pearce. They, in turn, donated the work to benefit ArtRage.

On October 9 , from 12-6pm, the gallery will display 36 ceramic pieces by Richard Zakin for public viewing. In accordance with our COVID-19 restrictions the viewing will be by reservation only. Reserve you time here! That same day, will begin the start of a 10 day online auction of those works. All proceeds benefit ArtRage.

Zakin’s work is in many public collections, including the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. He exhibited ceramic work, drawings, and graphic work in locales throughout New York state (Everson Museum, Syracuse; the Greenwich House Pottery, NY), the United States (Fort Worth, Texas; Chicago, Illinois), and in Canada.