Artist Helen Frankenthaler, owner David Gil and artist David Smith at Bennington Pottery, Vermont. via In December 1964 the editors of Art in America posed the question, What would happen if a group of prominent American painters and sculptors were asked to work in ceramics? Frankenthaler and Smith were two of the artists who participated.
"Smith as a working class artist-labourer... at his studio among the welding tools, hacksaws, tyres and metal sheets that became the tools of his craft." Be sure to check out all of these photos. If you can, make it his retrospective "Cubes and Anarchy" at either the Whitney or the Wexner Centre.