ARNTZ, Michael

Creator

ARNTZ, MICHAEL
b. United States, 1939
Michael Arntz is known for large and monumental scale landscape stoneware sculptures and vessels. He was born in Los Angeles, California in 1939, and went on to receive his BA in 1962 at California State University in Long Beach. Two years later, he received his MFA at the same University. Arntz is based in California, where he has lived and worked for much of his life. Along with creating his sculptures, the artist has also worked as a teacher at UC Santa Barbara and as a designer at the Architectural Pottery Corporation. He has exhibited throughout California and the United States, as well as internationally, in Japan and the U.K. He will be remembered as one of the pioneers in Southern California’s 20th Century Modern trail-blazing list of craftspeople and designers. In high fire stoneware, porcelain and Raku he created an extensive body of small and monumental work. Each thrown piece or sculpture embodies a freedom of form and zest for experimentation with his distinctive style and energized strength. Early in his career, Arntz' in the vessel form was influenced by southwestern Native American pots and those of other cultures.

Citation

ARNTZ, MICHAEL, b. United States, 1939, and Michael Arntz is known for large and monumental scale landscape stoneware sculptures and vessels. He was born in Los Angeles, California in 1939, and went on to receive his BA in 1962 at California State University in Long Beach. Two years later, he received his MFA at the same University. Arntz is based in California, where he has lived and worked for much of his life. Along with creating his sculptures, the artist has also worked as a teacher at UC Santa Barbara and as a designer at the Architectural Pottery Corporation. He has exhibited throughout California and the United States, as well as internationally, in Japan and the U.K. He will be remembered as one of the pioneers in Southern California‚Äôs 20th Century Modern trail-blazing list of craftspeople and designers. In high fire stoneware, porcelain and Raku he created an extensive body of small and monumental work. Each thrown piece or sculpture embodies a freedom of form and zest for experimentation with his distinctive style and energized strength. Early in his career, Arntz' in the vessel form was influenced by southwestern Native American pots and those of other cultures., “ARNTZ, Michael,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4681.