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Danny Kostyshin - An Online Restrospective
Danny Kostyshin - An Online Retrospective & Some New Perspectives for the New Millennium
Danny 2009

Tea Bowls and Raku

"Celadon Tea Bowl" - 1976 "Celadon Tea Bowl with Lustre over Glaze"- 1976 "Raku Tea Bowl" - 1976 "Raku Tea Bowl" - 1976
"Raku Tea Bowl" - 1976 "Raku Tea Bowl" - 1976 "Raku Rainbow" - plate - 1976 - about 8 inches across "Rainbow Raku" 1976.. bowl in collection of John D. Copley, Covent Garden, London, England

Boxes

"Self Portrait" - 1976 - slab built box 6"x4"x4" "Small Square Self Portrait Box" - 1976- 3" x3" x3" another "self portrait" open box - 1976 - clear glaze with coloured slip. small box with Palm Trees 2"x2"x2"  "Paul Wong in drag box " - 1976 - porcelain, clear glazes with pearl/gold lustre 6"x4"x4"
open box "Paul Wong in Drag " - 1976 " FurFace-Sid " - 1976 - pearl lustre over stoneware glaze  - 4 " x4 " x4 " open "FurFace-Sid" Rainbow covered container - 1976 - coloured glazes over stoneware body "2 Containers" with gold lustre and shooting stars 1976
"Club 52" with Sid Morozoff inside  - 1976  -  6"x4"x4" - coloured slip,  clear glaze Small container - 1976 - clear glaze,  handbuilt Small container - 1976 - clear glaze,  handbuilt

Plates and Bowls

"Moon Bowl" - 1976 "Mary Hartman Mary Hartman" - 1976 after a  popular tv show - in collection of Hiro Urakami " Babyland Plate with fruit on the RIM " -1978 -about 14" across, coloured slip clear glaze -in collection of Michael Morris, Vincent Trasov. free form bowl with clear glaze/stoneware clay - 1976 - in the collection of Ted Pappas Vancouver BC free form bowl with clear glaze/stoneware clay - 1976 - in the collection of Ted Pappas Vancouver BC

Tiles

tile composition "Bars" - 1979 , handmade tiles with sgraffito incised lines and coloured slips tile composition "Bars" - 1979 , handmade tiles with sgraffito incised lines and coloured slips

the 1980s




The 1970s

My life as a clay artist began at my Junior High school in Surrey BC. My teacher Rex Calhoun saw something in me and encouraged me to work with clay, something he was also doing.

In 1972 I moved from home to Vancouver to attend The Vancouver Art School (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design). Sally Michener and Tam Irving were the newly arrived instructors in clay teaching both handbuilding and throwing.
I fired my first gas kiln at the art school.

In 1976 while at Art School I created a set of trophies as a commission from Sam Carter (Instructor- Foundation courses) in conjunction with The Rain Beaux Arts Ball 1976 which he had designed and created. See Rain Beaux Arts Trophies

In 1979 when Three Mile Island had a meltdown I was so concerned about the issue of nuclear reactors I built a tombstone.










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