Raul Coronel, Birds wall plaque, 1965, 31 x21 in., Red Modern Furniture
Raul Coronel is one of my favorite American Mid-Century ceramicists. He created a wide variety of pieces during his career, but there is something about the tactile quality of ceramic over cloth seen on many of his wall relief pieces that appeals to me most.
Raul Coronel, Quails, 1960's, 29 x 23 in., PCH Modern
Raul Coronel, Roosting Bird / Nesting Bird, 1965, each 24 x 18 in., LA Modern (pair sold for $500 in 2007)
Raul Coronel, Four Nesting Birds, circa 1965, 28 x 21.75 in., LA Modern (sold for $1,100 in 2007)
Raul Coronel, untitled (Flower in vase), 1968, 20 x 18 in., LA Modern (sold for $650 in 2009)
Raul Coronel, Queen, circa 1968, 17 x 10.75 in., Clark's Fine Art & Auctioneers (sold 2006)
Raul Coronel, Jeweled Brilliant Sun, 1960's, 61 x 61 in., Reform Gallery ($7000 at post)
Lidded serving bowl, glazed stoneware, 1973, NOHO
Architectural Pottery is reproducing one of Raul's ceramic lantern designs, The "RL Lantern" (Show Above). Hopefully they will add some of his pendant lamp shades to their selection.
Raul Angulo Coronel was born in Mexicali, Mexico in 1926 and immigrated to the US when he was 14. During the 1950's he studied with some of the most prominent names in the American studio pottery movement, including Susan Peterson, Marguerite Wildenhain and Peter Voulkos. He created a wide range of pieces from the mid 1950's till 1985 including, pots, lamps, sculpture, murals and architectural elements. His work can be seen in the permanent collections of numerous museums. He closed up his California studio in 1985 and has since become an author.