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Lot 421

FRANK BOYDEN RAKU SALMON VASE

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Original raku pottery salmon vase by listed Oregon artist, Frank Boyden (1942-). Measures 19" h x 9.5" diameter at widest point. 

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Frank Boyden received his his bachelor of fine arts and master of fine arts degrees from Yale University. In 1971, he returned to Oregon and established the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis. Boyden has conducted hundreds of workshops and lectures around the world.  He has acted as adviser and guest editor for Ceramics Art and Perception and Studio Potter periodicals.  He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and NCECA. Some of Boyden's commissions include the Vietnam Memorial on a cliff above the ocean at Newport, Oregon, the monumental bronze pieces at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon and the production of a garden with standing stones and bronze pieces at the forensics building of the Oregon State Hospital, monumental wind pieces in Portland, designed and made the William Stafford Memorial Standing Stones on a point overlooking the Willamette River in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and in collaboration with his friend and sculptor Brad Rude of Walla Walla, Washington, designed and made highly complex installations at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, Oregon  and the Interactivator Tables that accompany all stations of the TriMet Commuter Rail line from Beaverton to Wilsonville, Oregon. His work has been exhibited & is featured in many public & private collections.