Monday, February 16, 2015

Rare 1979 Scott McDowell Ceramic Covered Bowl Studio Art Pottery

Rare 1979 Scott McDowell Covered Ceramic Bowl Studio Art PotteryA few weeks back I was browsing around in a local thrift shop and found a rare covered ceramic bowl made by award winning pottery artist Scott McDowell (1948 - 92), made in 1979.

Unfortunately the bowl is unsigned, however, inside it was a hand written card that identified it as being made by Scott McDowell in 1979.

 The only information I have been able to find on Scott McDowell is that he was from the Seattle, Washington area during the 70s,  then was in New York during the 80s and had a pottery studio there.

During that same era, he was diagnosed with aids and then passed away in 1992.

Rare 1979 Scott McDowell Covered Ceramic Bowl Studio Art Pottery Rare 1979 Scott McDowell Covered Ceramic Bowl Studio Art Pottery

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gas Reduction Fired Tenmoku Glaze Studio Pottery Saucer

It's been quite some time since I've posted and although I have several more pieces to add and continue to periodically add more pieces to my collection, I just haven't been posting for various reasons which I won't get into here.

  Since I was going through my studio pottery collection today trying to identify pieces as well as weeding out the junk, I decided to take photographs of this beautiful Tenmoku glaze saucer and ask other collectors in the Studio Pottery Collectors Group for identification assistance since at the time I posted, didn't know what kind of glaze it is, etc.and I wanted to know more about this little plate because I really like the color , style, texture and design, etc.  It is one of my favorite pieces.

 So, after posting there and asking for help, I am told that it's gas reduction fired white stoneware with a basic Tenmoku glaze.  I love this little plate and hope to find a Chawan to match it.

Gas Reduction Fired Tenmoku Glaze Studio Pottery SaucerGas Reduction Fired Tenmoku Glaze Studio Pottery Saucer


Gas Reduction Fired Tenmoku Glaze Studio Pottery SaucerGas Reduction Fired Tenmoku Glaze Studio Pottery Saucer


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Studio Art Pottery Stoneware Bowl by Marty Morgan

   I was just going through my studio pottery collection while organizing my cabinets, etc, so I decided to post about this bowl I picked up a couple weeks ago at a local thrift shop.

I love it when I get an identifiable piece, and I was able to get confirmation from the artisan potter her self that crafted this beautiful bowl a few years ago, Marty Morgan, whose studio is located in Gloucester, Massachusetts, which is only a couple towns North of me.

I was told by Ms Morgan that this stoneware bowl was made of cone 10 stoneware, fired in a gas kiln, and glazed with a Rutile blue over a glossy white glaze creating the lighter blue overlap color over the orange/brown, etc..

Studio Art Pottery Stonware Bowl by Marty Morgan
Studio Art Pottery Stonware Bowl by Marty Morgan