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  • ICAA Record ID
    1054908
    AUTHOR
    Hogan, Bernardo
    TITLE
    El taller de cerámica / por Bernardo Hogan
    IMPRINT
    San Juan, Puerto Rico : Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 14 de abril - 12 de mayo 19
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 17-19 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Other – Memoirs/Anecdotes
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

Bernardo Hogan, an Argentine artist and husband and collaborator of the ceramicist Susana Espinosa, relates his experience of working in the ceramics studio he shares with his wife and his assistant, Isabel Rivera. Hogan tells how in 1980, they founded Casa Candina along with other artists and taught ceramics courses there. He also explains how they process the clay, the glazes they use, the temperature they use to fire the pieces, and their working methods. In the studio, they experiment and explore in order to achieve a broad knowledge of the medium.

Annotations

Bernardo Hogan (Buenos Aires, Argentina, born 1921) is the husband and art partner of Susana Espinosa (Buenos Aires, Argentina born 1933). As soon as they arrived in Puerto Rico in 1968, they had the support of two ceramics studios: Isla del Sol and Puerto Rican Pottery. In 1969, their assistant Isabel Rivera began to work with them in their studio. She handled the molded pieces and the glazing. Hogan was a founding member of Casa Candina.

Susana Espinosa (Buenos Aires, Argentina, born 1933) moved to Puerto Rico in 1968, along with her husband and art partner, Bernardo Hogan. Outstanding among her ceramic work were gigantic murals created for the Hotel Caribe Hilton (1970–73); the Prudencio Rivera Martínez Building (1974); the Hotel Palmas del Mar (1976–77); the Farmacéutica Squibb company (1978); the Farmacéutica Roche company in Manatí, Puerto Rico (1977); Empresas Bacardí (1980); and the Farmacéutica McNeil company, in Dorado, Puerto Rico (1981).

 

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Credit
Courtesy of Bernardo Hogan, San Juan, Puerto Rico