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Rose Cabat by American Museum of Ceramic Art, via Flickr

feelies Rose Cabat (b. 1914) is one of the United States' most reclusive ceramists, and certainly one of the oldest of the few well-known mid-20th century ceramists still alive and producing today. Cabat has spent the better part of the past fifty-four years perfecting the forms of the "feelies" imbuing them with a Zen perfection. Like Gertrud Natzler, who when asked why she continued throwing bowls replied she was after perfection.....by Bill Bush

Pink purple violet shades cermaic object clay art pottery Rose Cabat Lavender "Feelie" Vase

Glazed porcelain vase by Rose Cabat, 1958. Cabat's vases are called "feelies" because they are so inviting to touch. Collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art, www.philamuseum.org

Monumental Feelie 1969 Porcelain and 'feelie' glaze 9-1/2" h x 8" d

ROSE AND ERNI CABATTwo Feelies, brown and lavender glaze, ArizonaBoth signedTaller: 4 1/2"