Rare Early Hand Thrown Signed Nancy Wickham Studio Art Pottery Bowl Mcm For Sale
Offered is arare hand-thrown, circa 1950,stonewarebowl by notedVermont CeramicistNancy Wickham.Perhaps best known for her work with Design Technics of New York, Wickham'swork isfound inmajor collections of ceramic works.
Nancy Wickham Boyd was born in 1923 and studied at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. She subsequently established a studio and shop in Woodstock, Vermont where she produced mainly functional ceramics. She participated in the Ceramic National Exhibition at Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts [now Everson Museum of Art] in Syracuse, New York in 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1955 and 1958. Examples of her work are included in the permanent collection of Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York.
The one-of-a-kindbowl is an extraordinarily intriguing modern highly textural piece,featuring adramatically carved surface,set off bymesmerizing volcanic what I believeis arutile glaze. . . ..incredible open craters all over the place. This is a true tour de force of glaze techniques, as slip, base glaze andminerals in the clay itself combine to form this dramatic effect. Any and all natural charming volcanic style craters are entirely original to the piece.The bowl stands 4 inches tallwiththe rim measuring5 inches in diameter."Wickham" is incised into the bottomand the bowl isin excellent condition -- no problems.
Awork of the highest qualityfrom a American Ceramicist, the bowl will be aperfect addition to the Mid-Century Modern, Eames inspired, Japanese, Arts and Crafts, Mission and retro decors. Feel free to ask any and all questions.
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