THE SEA

Mara Superior’s Sea Series features works gushing with images ranging from mermen and mermaids to trout and sea shells. Stemming from husband Roy Superior’s love of the water, the aquadic content began emerging in Mara’s work through their close and inspiring relationship that fed one another’s work.

Mara Superior, “Les Belles de la Mer”, 2012, 13″ x 19″ x 2″, high-fired porcelain, gold leaf.

 

Mara Superior, “L’Amour”, 2013, 11″ x 15″ x 2″, high-fired porcelain, gold leaf.

 

Mara Superior, “Beauty of the Sea”, 2013, 11.5 x 10.5 x 6.5″, high-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze, gold leaf.

 

Mara Superior, “Bijoux Pearls”, 2006, high-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze, wood, paint, bone, brass pins, 16 x 20.5 x 12″. New Britain Museum of American Art Collection.

 

Mara Superior, “Nantucket Tea”, 2010, 11 x 13.5 x 6.5″, high-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze.

 

Mara Superior, “Nantucket Tea/Rosa Regusa”, 2010, 11.5 x 14.5 x 5.5″, high-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze, wood, paint, bone, brass pins.

 

Mara & Roy Superior, “La Mer Trout”, 2008, 14.5 x 18 x 1.75″, high-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze.

 

Mara Superior, “Aqua Vita/ A Trout”, 1992, 13 x 12 x 12″, high-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze.

 

Mara Superior, “Fantasia Teapot”, 2007, 13.5 x 8.5 x 20″, high-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze, faux painting, wood, brass pins. Crocker Art Museum.

 


Roy & Mara Superior, “Sea of Plenty”, 2008, 84 x 33 x 16″, high-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze, wood, gold leaf, bone, ink, egg tempera, brass pins, mother of pearl, shells. Peabody Essex Museum.

 

Roy & Mara Superior, “Aqua Vitae”, 1995, 84 x 33 x 16″, wood, paint, porcelain,gold leaf, bone, ink, egg tempera painting. Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Museum of Art (1996.39A-C).