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American Mid Century Modern Pottery Estelle Halper Ceramic/Pottery Vessel, c. 1960

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    American Mid Century Modern Pottery Estelle Halper Ceramic/Pottery Vessel, c. 1960
    Blue planet morphed vase.
    Stoneware with volcanic glaze.
    DIMENSIONS: 6" High x 4 1/2" Wide: CONDITION: As highlighted in the final three photographs the previous owner repaired or had repaired this piece and thus the price. Not easily noticed under typical display conditions. This was above my computer for over a year before I realized the condition.
    One of the great 20th century studio potters, this is a classic form from Estelle Halper of NY. Estelle Halper (1918–1980) lived and worked in New York City and Eastchester, New York until the end of her life. She was a staff instructor at the Westchester Art Workshop and founded the pottery program at the Hudson River Museum where she taught from 1956-1978.
    Influenced by the simplicity of the classic forms of Japanese, Chinese and Greek pottery, she initially based her designs on these classic forms, later developing her own personal approach to ceramics and design. She worked with stoneware clay, while sculptural works were made of stoneware with grog. All were fired to cone 10 in an electric kiln. She experimented with various clay bodies and mixed her own clay in a pug mill in her studio in Eastchester, New York. Best known for her volcanic turquoise and blue glazes, these were developed while experimenting in her studio in the early 1950’s.
    She was internationally recognized and was invited and participated in seminars in Sweden, Greece and Turkey. In 1975 Estelle went to Barcelona to study Gaudi sculpture. Her pottery and sculpture were given numerous awards in the greater New York area, and she holds the honor of being the first American woman artist whose work was purchased by Cartier in New York City. She has been listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who of American Women, and Who Was Who In American Art: 1964-1975.

    From the site:
    This Estelle Halper vase is signed on the bottom as you can see in the photographs and was acquired at an estate sale at a home in White Plains, NY in late 2016. It features the classic mottled form that is so recognizable from the Estelle Halper collections in the vibrant blue volcanic glazing that is her trademark signature from her 1950s and 60s work. When I asked at a New York Gallery for a value of this fantastic Estelle Halper piece, I was given a conservative estimate of $3500 US for a piece very similar to this one.

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