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Charles Lakofsky Studio Art Porcelain Sculptural Bowl

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Porcelain: Pre 1980: Item # 1038293

Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107


Charles Lakofsky Studio Art Porcelain Sculptural Bowl
Charles Lakofsky (1922-1993) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and trained at the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art, after which he earned an M.A. in Ceramics at Alfred University and an M.F.A. in Ceramic Design at Ohio State University. For 35 years, he taught art at Bowling Green State University, during which time his exquisite studio pottery (often in a reddish stoneware clay) and wheel-thrown porcelains won numerous prizes, in the United States and abroad, and began finding homes in both public and private collections.

In 2007 I was honored to curate a memorial exhibiton of his work, drawn largely from the collection of his now late wife, Mrs. Charles Lakofsky, from whose estate I purchased a few examples. The examples I am selling came from his home and have not been on the market before.

You can obtain a small illustrated booklet that I wrote, to accompany this exhibition, from Lulu. Or you can easily locate many favorable reviews of the exhibition by googling the potter's name.

This piece is a 4-7/8" tall sculptural footed bowl, 9-1/8" across the widest point (tip to tip). Made of porcelain, probably with a wheel-thrown foot. Pale glossy peach color. The nearly rectangular shape has decorations of repeating raised lozenges, as if pleated, and must have been attached to the foot after being deformed to resemble a handkerchief or clam shell (reminiscent of Italian glass shapes of the 1950s). Crazing throughout. Please study the photos for details.

Marked with the CL monogram. Date unknown. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.

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