USA (1907-1994)

Born in Pittsburg, Claude Conover studied at the Cleveland Institue of Art. He worked as a commercial designer for 30 years before devoting himself entirely to ceramic work. He mainly created simple forms in sandstone, that he then decorated with lines of patterns looking like a sort of unknown language. He never used a potter’s wheel and finished his pieces by hand which make each of them unique. In 1983, he was awarded with the Cleaveland Arts Prize for Visual Arts and participated in more than 50 exhibitions around the United States. His work is now displayed some twenty museums.