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Michael Simon

Michael Simon

Michael Simon was a functional ceramic artist who lived in Athens, Georgia. His works were usually fired in salt kilns with motifs of nature and animals. Simon was a student of Warren MacKenzie, who was, in turn, a student of Bernard Leach. Though their influence is felt, Simon's work is unique; every pot emerges with an integrity and attitude all its own. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota and M.F.A. from the University of Georgia. In 2011, Michael Simon had a major exhibition at The Northern Clay Center entitled Michael Simon: A Life in Pots featuring 30 years of his pottery. In 2013, he exhibited at the Georgia Museum of Art and showcased his best pots from the past several decades. The exhibition was called Pick of the Kiln: The Work of Michael Simon. 

“The source of my work is found in the role that pots perform within the household. Largely, this means food preparation, serving and storage, but a sliding scale does exist between function and expression….  The various formats—cups, bowls, pitchers, jars—advance in constant evolution.  Change proceeds slowly and subtly, but the growth carries on and is most satisfying….  Slow progress comes into view in the development of the work in total, not the beauty of any one pot.  There is no end.” (from Michael Simon: Evolution)

  • $4,400
    Michael Simon

    Persian Jar with Fish

    This jar is an excellent example of Simon's work . It measures 6.75 x 5.5 x 4.5". Please reference 22MSRB07 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • Sold
    $1,650
    Michael Simon

    3-Leg Jar

    This jar is an excellent example of Simon's work . It measures 4 x 6.25". Please reference 22MSRB06 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $1,100
    Michael Simon

    Rectangular Plate

    This plate is an excellent example of Simon's work. It measures 1 x 7.25 x 8" and was made during the 1980's. Please reference 22MSRB03 if calling ...

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  • $400
    Michael Simon

    Shino Yunomi

    This yunomi is an excellent example of Simon's work. It measures 3.5 x 3.25" and was made circa 1980. Please reference 22MSRB02 if calling the gall...

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  • $1,200
    Michael Simon

    Shino Jar

    This  jar is an excellent example of Simon's work. It measures 6.25 x 5" and was made circa 1980. Please reference 22MSRB01 if calling the gallery ...

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  • Sold
    $200
    Michael Simon

    Teacup

    This teacup by Michael Simon measures 3 x 4 x 3.25". PLEASE NOTE this cup has a very slight chip on the lip that can be seen in the third photo. Th...

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  • Sold
    $280
    Michael Simon

    Teacup

    This teacup by Michael Simon measures 3 x 4 x 3.25". Please reference MSCM02 if calling the gallery to inquire.