Charles Lakofsky Studio Art Pottery Stoneware Small Jar
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1980: Item # 1038343
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107
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 3.25" tall x 4.5" wheel-thrown jar or vase, in a subdued semimatte glaze that is mostly brown, with a light blue overwash. Decorated with hand-incised "grass" motifs, which are very faint. They really need a strong light to be clearly visible. Light brown or tan, somewhat grainy clay body. A little crazing inside the mouth. Please study the photos for details.
Marked with the CL monogram. Date unknown. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. There are a few tiny burst air bubbles in both the unglazed clay and the glaze itself, but these are not noticeable on display.
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