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Rare 1959 Craftsman Priscilla Manning Porter Modern Midcentury Studio Art Glass For Sale

Rare 1959 Craftsman Priscilla Manning Porter Modern Midcentury Studio Art Glass

HERE’S THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL VINTAGE SEPTEMBER 1959 (VOL. 10, NO. 3) SOFTCOVER NEWSLETTER “THE CROSS-COUNTRY CRAFTSMAN”!

Please Note: This newsletter-format publication began in 1950 to provide highlights about activities of professional American craftsmen and the institutions that promoted the modern hand-made object in pottery and ceramics, glass, enamels, metalwork of all types, jewelry, furniture, woodwork, textiles and weaving, among other related media. Occasionally, this newsletter provided a more detailed article about an individual craftsman or a craft exhibition and/or competition. Generally, however, the intent was to provide snippets of information about as many craftsmen and events involving professional crafts as possible, from the west coast to the east coast and every state in between. To this end, “The Cross-Country Craftsmen” contains highly important information that will not be found in any other vintage publications related to modern crafts. Therefore, most of these newsletters are made up of primarily text and only a few photographs. In certain issues, there is only text.

Here, in this exceedingly rare 6-page original vintage September 1959 (Vol. 10, No. 3) issue of “The Cross-Country Craftsmen,” modern studio glass artist Priscilla Manning Porter is featured in a monograph article on the newsletter’s front cover and on pages two (2) and six (6), with two additional photographs on page three (3). Porter is shown on the newsletter’s front cover working in her studio and there are six additional photographs on other pages showing another image of Porter working in her studio and numerous examples of her kiln-fired studio art glass. The article itself provides important background information about Porter and then discusses some of her activities as a professional glass artist. Remember, this is back in 1959.

Also, there is 1-page article about the Second International Congress of Contemporary Ceramics held in Ostend, Belgium. Although there are no photographs to accompany this article, the following artists are discussed: Dirk Hubers, David Weinrib, Olin Russum, Henry Takemoto, Peter Voulkos, J. T. Abernathy, F. Carlton Ball, Ted Bielefeld, Nancy Wickham Boyd, J. David Broudo, Jim Bryan, J. Sheldon Carey, Fong Chow, Raul Coronel, Roger Corsaw, James Crumrine, Val Cushing, Joel Edwards, Kenneth Ferguson, Angelo Garzio, Verdelle Gray, Maija Grotell, Marc Hansen, Vivika and Otto Heino, Claude Horan, Hui Ka Kwong, Charles Lakofsky, Harvey K. Littleton, John Mason, John M. Mathews, Alan Meisel, Dean Maxfield Mullavey, Harrison McIntosh, Francis McNellis, Leza McVey, Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Elena Netherby, William Pitney, Antonio Prieto, Theodore Randall, Daniel Rhodes, Edwin and Mary Scheier, James and Philip Secrest, Paul Soldner, Robert Sperry, Toshiko Takaezu, Robert Turner, Jacqueline Bartling Ward, Frans Wildenhain, Marguerite Wildenhain, Gerald Williams, Marie Woo, Beatrice Wood, and William Wyman.

In addition, there’s a 1-page article about the Sixth Annual York State Craft Fair held in Ithaca, New York. A photograph that accompanies the article shows the jurors James Secrest, Lawrence Copeland, Just Lunning, and Margaret Carnahan. The four jurors are reviewing examples of modern turned wood by Nelson Delevan of Interlaken, New York. Other artists who are discussed in the article but whose works are not shown include: Toni Catanzaro, Frances Holmes Boothby, Ronald Hayes Pearson, John Tuska, John Loree, Hobart Cowles, Charlotte Malten, Edgar Young, Alfred Vincent, Doris Clement, Zelda Strecker, Janet Doub Erickson, Luella Williams, Judith Ann Bryden, Marianne Von Dobeneck, and Robert Turner.

An additional photograph shows a modern tapestry weaving titled “Landscape with White Tree” created by Margreth Breuer of St. Paul, Minnesota, which won an award in the 1959 Midwest Designer Craftsmen exhibition.

Other craft-related institutions and craftsmen whose works and activities are mentioned in some way (but not shown) in this September 1959 “The Cross-Country Craftsmen” include but are not limited to:

Karen Nelson, John J. Dunn, Kenneth Quick, Anni Albers, Florida Craftsmen Guild, Architectural League of New York, Penland School of Handicrafts, Society of Connecticut Craftsmen, Midwest Designer Craftsmen, Lincoln Weaver’s Guild, Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen, Margreth Breuer, among others!

GOOD AND CLEAN NEWSLETTER with two original fold lines when it was mailed, small bumping and a couple of minor creases, and minor age darkening primarily around outer edges – overall, this is still a decent, complete, and clean exceedingly rare original vintage September 1959 Cross-Country Craftsmen”!

Domestic buyer pays $3.65 for secure packing and USPS 1st class shipping within the United States.

Selected International buyer pays calculated shipping depending on country. (International shipping is “only” available to: United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Japan, Israel, and New Zealand. If you are "not located" in one of these countries, please do not offer without contacting me for approval. Thank you.)

!!! TERMS & CONDITIONS OF offerDING ON THIS sale !!!

1) COMMUNICATION FROM THE WINNING buyer IS ESSENTIAL -- PLEASE CONTACT ME WITHIN 3 DAYS FROM THE CLOSE OF THE sale, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR PAYMENT DURING THIS TIME PERIOD! THANK YOU!

2) THERE IS A SHIPPING COST STIPULATED IN THE sale DESCRIPTION FOR BOTH DOMESTIC WITHIN THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TO SELECTED COUNTRIES (PLEASE SEE ITEM #3).

3) BECAUSE OF TOO MANY PROBLEMS WITH OVERSEAS SHIPMENTS, I “ONLY” SHIP TO SELECTED INTERNATIONAL COUNTRIES, WHICH INCLUDE: UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, FRANCE, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND, SPAIN, DENMARK, SWEDEN, FINLAND, NORWAY, JAPAN, ISRAEL, AND NEW ZEALAND. IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN ONE OF THESE COUNTRIES, PLEASE DO NOT offer WITHOUT CONTACTING ME FOR APPROVAL. THANK YOU.

4) ALL DOMESTIC PACKAGES ARE SHIPPED VIA “USPS” MEDIA MAIL / BOOKRATE WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION UNLESS ANOTHER SHIPPING METHOD IS REQUESTED.

5) ALL INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES ARE SHIPPED VIA “USPS” PRIORITY WITH PROOF OF DELIVERY RECEIPTS.

6) ***IMPORTANT*** THE "DELIVERY CONFIRMATION" RECEIPTS AND "PROOF OF MAILING" RECEIPTS ARE MY WAY OF PROVING THAT A PACKAGE HAS BEEN SHIPPED.

7) COMBINED SHIPPING: YES, I COMBINE ITEMS FOR SHIPMENT TO SAVE ON COSTS. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR A COMBINED SHIPPING COST. THANK YOU.

8) IF USING PAYPAL, SUCCESSFUL buyer “MUST” MAKE PAYMENT WITHIN 3 DAYS FROM THE CLOSE OF sale UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE SELLER. AGAIN, COMMUNICATION WITH THE SELLER IS IMPORTANT!

9) IF SENDING PAYMENT VIA REGULAR MAIL, SUCCESSFUL buyer “MUST” MAKE PAYMENT WITHIN 10 DAYS FROM THE CLOSE OF sale UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE SELLER. AGAIN, COMMUNICATION WITH THE SELLER IS IMPORTANT!

10) CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS CAN ONLY BE MADE THROUGH PAYPAL.COM

11) IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN 3 DAYS FOR PAYPAL OR 10 DAYS FOR REGULAR MAIL AND THE SUCCESSFUL buyer IS NOT RESPONDING TO THE SELLER'S E-MAIL MESSAGES, THE ITEM IS SUBJECT TO RELISTING OR ANOTHER SALE – AND A “NON-PAYING” buyer CLAIM WILL BE FILED.

12) PLEASE SEE ALL THE ACCOMPANYING IMAGES SHOWN ABOVE FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE BOOK OR OTHER ITEM UP FOR sale!

13) AS OF MID-1999, AT THE REQUEST OF ADMINISTRATION, THE FOLLOWING CLARIFICATION HAS BEEN ADDED TO ALL OF MY sales: THE NAMES OF THE DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS, ARTISTS, SCHOOLS, AND/OR ARTISTIC MOVEMENTS MENTIONED IN THIS sale ARE ALSO AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE BOOK, CATALOG, OR EPHEMERAL ITEM LISTED IN THIS sale!

IN THE EVENT THAT THE ITEM IS AN OBJECT, ALL SUCH NAMES ARE INCLUDED IN THE sale DESCRIPTION TO PROVIDE HISTORICAL AND/OR BIOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT FOR THE ITEM!

LASTLY, SHOULD THE WORD "EAMES" BE USED IN THE SEARCH TITLE, IT IS THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFERENCING THE MID-CENTURY TIME PERIOD OF THE 1940S THROUGH THE 1970S.

14) THIS ITEM IS BEING OFFERED BY DESIGN REFERENCES -- ESTABLISHED BY A FORMER ART MUSEUM CURATOR TURNED BOOKSELLER SPECIALIZING in OUT-OF-PRINT and PERIOD MATERIALS on the PROGRESSIVE IDEAS of MODERNISM and POST-MODERNISM in DECORATIVE ARTS and ARCHITECTURE, INDUSTRIAL and STUDIO ARTS of the 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES.

15) PLEASE -- NO REQUESTS FOR PHOTOCOPIES OF THIS ITEM. I DO NOT MAKE PHOTOCOPIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

16) AGAIN, COMMUNICATION IS KEY! IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVING YOUR PAYMENT FOR THIS ITEM, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL WORK WITH YOU -- THANKS!

17) LASTLY -- WHEN OBSTACLES AND PROBLEMS LOOM LARGE AND YOU SEEM TO BE AT A STAND STILL, REMEMBER THAT EVEN A FALTERING STEP FORWARD IS BETTER THAN NO STEP AT ALL.


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