Charles Lakofsky Studio Art Pottery Mini Test Pc #1
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All Items: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Porcelain: Pre 1980: item # 1049001
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107
This 1-3/8” t. x 2.75" mini bowl was hand-formed by the award-winning and much beloved Cleveland School teacher and studio potter Charles Lakofsky (1922-1993), who taught art at Bowling Green (OH) State University for 35 years. This example is from the Estate of the late Mrs. Charles Lakofsky.
This piece uses a porcelain clay body, and may have been coil built and then hand molded. Trial glaze of a rich semimatte crystalline glaze of brown and tan. Marked only with a hand-written 15. Date unknown. Unfortunately, there is a tiny nick on the top rim, about the size of a grain of white rice. Otherwise, no nicks, chips, hairline cracks, or repairs.
In the summer and fall of 2008, I had the honor of curating a memorial exhibition of Lakofsky's work, based primarily on Mrs. Lakofsky's collection. This exhibition began at the Zanesville (OH) Museum of Art, and then traveled first to the Cleveland Artists Foundation and finally to the Art Galleries of Bowling Green State University. All three organizations participated in many ways, including adding examples from their own collections to the exhibition, which was partly documented in a small booklet. You can buy the booklet via Lulu, and there are many favorable notices of the exhibition available on line too.
Yes, I will combine shipping if the same person buys more than one example.
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