Leah Gordon, in Gallery 18, has been a dealer for 25 years and at the MAAC for 19 years.
Her gallery features objects of 20th century design including: Sterling silver pottery, fine jewelry, artist jewelry such as Braque, Lichtenstein, Picasso and Art Smith – and also Taxco jewelry of the William Spratling school, Georg Jensen and the Wiener Werkstätte.
She recently did a fascinating Dealer Q&A video.
A few of her lovely pieces:
Contemporary artist Paul Katnich, who lives in the Midwest, has perfected a style of pottery called “lusterware.”
They have a metallic glaze that gives the effect of iridescence, produced by metallic oxides in an overglaze finish, which is given a second firing at a lower temperature in a muffle kiln.
His surfaces glow with an internal luster rare in contemporary pottery: The vases shimmer as if a light is reflected on the surface.
All from the 1940s, these clay pottery bowls (plus, one vase) have both contemporary, and heritage, appeal.
These exceptional items are even more stunning in person. So pop by The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center: 1050 2nd Avenue (at 56th Street). Open to the public daily from 10:30AM to 6PM, Sunday noon – 6PM.
(To inquire about any of the above pieces, contact Leah Gordon at 212.872.1422 or email@example.com)