Body of Work
Leza McVey's work led the way for modern ceramic art in the US. One can find both surrealist and an inspiration in natural and organic shapes in her sculpture-like porcelain or stoneware sculptures. A few of her pieces were included in a surrealist exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. This was in stark contrast with the then current Futurism movement which had a much more machine-like aesthetic. Said to be ahead of her time, Leza McVey built large biomorphic forms with her hands. Many were typically bottle-shaped, even including a stopper at the end.
In the 1960s, Leza McVey produced vastly less because of her reduced eyesight.
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