Charles Counts Sgraffito Studio Pottery Vase c. 1960s
Charles Counts Sgraffito Studio Pottery Vase c. It measures 6.75″ H x 5.5″ D and is hand signed “Charles Counts” on the bottom. It is in excellent vintage condition with no cracks, fleabites, crazing or repairs (see photos). (19342000) was an American potter, designer, textile artist, quilter, teacher, writer, and activist. Counts worked to preserve the art forms of his native Appalachia. Counts was born in Lynch, KY. Charles’ ancestors were some of the early pioneering settlers of Russell County, Virginia, descending from John & Mary Counts of Glade Hollow, VA 1789. He moved with his parents to Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1944. Counts graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1952 and graduated from Berea College, Kentucky. Since 1893 Berea College has supported traditional Appalachian crafts and maintained workshops that teach technique and produce craft items. Students have the opportunity to study art, learn traditional skills and earn their tuition. Counts earned a master’s degree in pottery and weaving at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 1957. And then studied under Bauhaus-trained master potter, Marguerite Wildenhain at Pond Farm in Guerneville, California. He also did advanced work in ceramic technology at the University of Southern California under Carlton Ball and Susan Peterson. After two years in the U. Area in 1959 and opened a pottery at Beaver Ridge. In 1963 Counts moved his operation to Lookout Mountain, Georgia. A small artist’s colony had sprung up at the New Salem Community near Rising Fawn, Georgia. The arts community provided a focal point for collectors and contributed to the economic success of the artists and crafts people living in the area. This item comes from our pet-free and smoke-free home. Your satisfaction is my goal. If for some reason you have a problem with the order, please contact me immediately so I can fix the problem. I specialize in Mid-Century Modern and Danish Modern figurines, sculpture, dinnerware and decor. Follow StevieSputnik on Instagram and Facebook, too! The item “Charles Counts Sgraffito Studio Pottery Vase c. 1960s” is in sale since Sunday, August 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery”. The seller is “steviesputnik” and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Brown
- Style: Mid-Century Modern
- Material: Clay
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Object Type: Vase