The Easel

Betty Woodman’s Path to a Revolution Made of Ceramics

Of the key obstacles to her acceptance – gender and being a ceramicist – Woodman felt the latter was bigger. “When I started out, ceramics was not even a material you made art out of”. In her hands the humble vase morphed from domestic object to art piece. She was the first living female artist to get a retrospective at New York’s Met. A superb video (20 min) is here.