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Mark Bassett     (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
Charles Lakofsky Studio Porcelain Oxblood Red Vase

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

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Charles Lakofsky Studio Porcelain Oxblood Red Vase
This beautiful vase was wheel-thrown 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 has a classical Chinese shape, with a glaze also inspired by Chinese ceramics. It's a rich, dark strawberry red color, with pale grayish blue and dark gray highlights at the rim and foot. Hand-incised CL monogram under the thick glaze.

On the foot, there is one small glazed-over foot that you would never notice unless you studied it up close in a bright light. Otherwise, no nicks, chips, hairline cracks, or repairs. Date unknown.

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, which I can sell for $20.

Yes, I will combine shipping if the same person buys more than one example.

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