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Architectural Pottery Lagardo Tackett Cone Planter

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Architectural Pottery Lagardo Tackett Cone Planter

Offered is a vintage Double Cone planter designed by Lagardo Tackett for Architectural Pottery of Southern California in the 1960s.The piece measures 21 inches high and 11 inches in diameter and is in very good vintage condition showing only appropriate signs of age and use. Marked: Architectural Pottery Made in USA as shown in the last photo. About Lagardo Tackett: LaGardo Tackett (1911-1984) was born in Henderson, Kentucky. His father was a grocer, and later in life Tackett, who preferred to be called Tack, explained that his unusual first name came off a can of tomatoes from his father's store. As a young man, he entered Indiana University to study geology but left school after two years and married Virginia Lee Roth, whom he had met there. In 1937 they moved to New York, and Tackett got a job with the department store giant The May Company. By the early 1940s, he became the interior promotion director, which necessitated a move to the company headquarters in Los Angeles. He was drafted during World War II but returned home in 1945 and used the GI Bill to take formal pottery classes. He later taught at the California School of Art, including a course he taught at his own kiln in Pasadena. He mentored several of his students, including John Follis and Rex Goode. His work, along with that of Follis and Goode, as well as Malcolm Leland and David Cressey, was discovered by entrepreneurs Max and Rita Lawrence, who started Architectural Pottery. The pieces designed for this company became favorites of the architects who designed Case Study houses.

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