“Betty Woodman effortlessly crosses the boundary between craft and art, although in order to arrive at this mobility, this lightness, she had to struggle long and hard with the two codes. Her pieces are, at once, utilitarian objects and complete artworks. They are boundary objects, situated between many languages and meanings, having function and yet eluding function. While on the one hand they attest to all the manual skill necessary for making them-maintaining the tactility, the physicality, and the weight of a ceramic object – on the other they assert themselves as object of contemplation. “
Ida Panicelli, “Betty Woodman. L’allegra vitalità delle porcellane”, 2009
Public collections: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Muséè des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; MOMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York.