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Charles Lakofsky Studio Art Pottery Striped Jar Vase

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1980: Item # 1038340

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


Charles Lakofsky Studio Art Pottery Striped Jar Vase
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 exhibition 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 4.75" tall x 5" wheel-thrown jar or vase, in semigloss multi-color and crystalline glaze, striped with mustard yellow, dark brown, blue, and lavender glazes. Decorated with "thumbprint" shapes, pressed out from the interior. Reddish brown, somewhat grainy clay body. No crazing. Please study the photos for details.

Marked with the CL monogram and a die-impressed 1 (meaning unknown). Date unknown. Except for a teensy bump to the unglazed clay, just below the horizontal layer of glaze that ends above the foot, there are no nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.

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