Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery
Otto Meier, ‘Flattened Sphere’, ca. 1980, Jason Jacques Gallery

This late Meier work takes the form of a flattened sphere, two rounded circles of clay crimped together at their edges. The vase features a small base and neck of the same size, and an interestingly flared mouth. A dual color scheme of a brilliant sapphire blue and subdued tan and brown covers the body of the vase, while the inner portion of the mouth has been glazed in an almost green-ish brown, a color echoed on the crimped edges of the sphere.

About Otto Meier

German, 1903-1996, Dortmund, Germany, based in Worpswede, Germany