Outstanding Ron Meyers Teapot

Fabulous piece from functional potter Ron Meyers. This earthenware teapot measures 11 inches from the base to the top of the handle and 7 3/4 inches long. It is adorned with Ron's distinctive mix of female form and wildlife painting and is in mint condition. Unsigned as is most of Ron's work. No cracks, chips, flakes, crazing or stains. No repairs. Vibrant glaze, very clean. $695

About the Artist

Ron Meyers has been working in clay for over 30 years. When he first became interested in clay, it was the utilitarian aspect that drew him. "I think you can stay within a utilitarian form and still have room to make plenty of statements. People always ask me whether I'm a potter or an artist. I just say that I make pots but try to make them in an artistic way." He describes his pottery as "utilitarian." His pottery is functional and useful. His surface design is confrontational. He throws on the wheel, then alters the shape to a less perfect form. His line is loose and rough. His pots seem on the verge of collapse, vessels that feel approachable, almost human, and always utilitarian. Drawing on the pots using slips, his images, with their wildly rendered, often humorous figures-both human and animal-feel spontaneous and whimsical. The images of fish, cats, goats, rabbits, and humans on the surface sometime seem frightened or agitated.

Ron Meyers has a Master's Degree in Art Education, Rochester Institute of Technology for American Craftsmen, and is a Professor emeritus at the University of Georgia. He has taught courses and workshops throughout the country. He has exhibited in many solo and group shows. He is an internationally know artist whose work is collected in the US and abroad.

Edwin & Mary Scheier Abstract Studio Pottery

This heavy stunning piece measures 8 inches in diameter with a shallow indent in the center. It has abstract male and female faces in the center on a green glazed background, and is incised Scheier on the back. There are 4 glaze flakes on the rim of the piece, 3 of which are shown in the last picture. No other issues. No use wear or scratching. $495 LAYAWAY Paid to date $370

Abstract Byron Temple Plate

This one of a kind Byron Temple studio piece measures 8 and 3/4 inches in diameter. It has textured incised decoration and is glazed in spruce green colors. It is Stamped with Byron Temple's initials and cypher on the bottom and is in mint condition. No cracks, chips, flakes, crazing or stains. No repairs. Very clean. $350

About the Artist

Byron Temple is a major proponent of functional pottery, and internationally recognized for his unpretentious wood-fired and salt-glazed pottery. Raised on a farm in Centerville, Indiana, Temple studied pottery at Ball State University. He later studied under Kenneth Quick who had worked with Bernard Leach in England, and Byron was inspired by Ken to continue his studies at Leach's Studio at St. Ives from 1959 to 1962. A period of working with Colin Pearson at the Quay Pottery in Aylesford followed.

Byron returned to the United States and set up his own pottery in Lambertville, New Jersey, where he produced a range of reduction-fired standard tableware. In the late 80's Byron abandoned large-scale production of tableware in favor of making more individual pots. Byron moved his studio to Louisville, Kentucky in 1989. He passed away April 14, 2002.

Harris Strong Cubist Tiles

This outstanding set of large Mid-Century cubist tiles is one of the most coveted sets of tiles made by Harris Strong. The pair consists of a male figure 23 and 3/4 inches tall and 12 inches wide, and a female figure 17 and 3/4 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Circa 1960s. The tiles have vibrant boldly colored glazes separated by thick, textured volcanic black glaze lines. Both tile figures are mounted on plywood backs and are in excellent original condition. The backs of each tile bear Strong's stock codes of P-30 and P-31, his distinctive hangers and the remnants of early yellow paper stickers commonly used by Strong in the early 1960's. There are a few tiny glaze flakes along the edge of the male figure. $1595 for the Pair

About the Artist

Harris Strong (1920-1986 Wisconsin) Known internationally for his decorative art, most notably ceramic tiles. He was influenced to pursue studies in art by his aunt, Henrietta Brownie Strong, who owned a greeting card business. He studied chemical engineering at North Carolina State University learning about the chemistry of glazes, and studied ceramic art at New York University. He formed a company called the Potters of Wall Street with Robert Krasner, a designer Strong had met while working as an engineer at Kelby Pottery in Brooklyn. Later, Strong opened Harris G. Strong Inc., which was tremendously successful, perhaps because of Strong’s marriage of art and engineering. At the height of its success, the company had showrooms in New York, Chicago and Tokyo as well as distribution centers in Canada and the Caribbean. In 1961 Strong, with Donald Deskey received the International Design Award from the American Institute of Decorators for a 30-foot-long freestanding ceramic wall in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.

Important John Cavanaugh Pottery Sculpture

This superb ceramic sculpture measures 11 and 1/2 inches tall with cream colored glaze dripped over the head and down the body of the figure. It has the the subtle surfaces so characteristic of his female sculptures. This extraordinary piece is in excellent original condition, no cracks, chips, or flakes. It bears a paper sticker "Cavanaugh" on the bottom as show in the pictures. $1500

About the Artist

John Cavanaugh (1921-1985). John Cavanaugh was born in Sycamore Ohio. He studied at the Ohio State University and won the Ceramics Nationals Prize in 1951. He worked in Ohio, New York and finally established a studio in Washington DC. Cavanaugh's work is owned by many major museums and corporate art collections including: Winkel Sculpture Center at The State University of New York, Plattsburg, NY, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina, Washington Museum of Art, Hagerstown, Maryland, Collection of the Republic of France, Paris, France (presented to President Jacques and Mrs.Chirac by President and Mrs.Clinton), National Collection of Egypt (presented to President Mobarac by President Bill Clinton), Colorado Springs Museum of Fine Arts, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Grinnell College Permanent Art Collection, Grinnell, Iowa, Corkran Art Gallery, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, Delaware, Everson Museum, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio (excerpted from the John Cavanaugh Foundation)

David Stabely Covered Jar

Covered jar by Pennsylvania artist David Stabley. This is an earlier example of his work, dated 1986. It measures 5 and 1/8 inches wide, and 3 and 1/4 inches tall to the top of the domed lid. It is incised "Stabely 86" on the bottom. There are a few pinprick rough spots around the rim of the base of the jar, which may have occurred in the making; otherwise no cracks, chips, crazing or stains. No repairs. Very clean. $250

About the Artist

David Stabely, (b 1956) Stabley holds an MFA from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1984, and a BA Millersville University, Millersville, Pa. 1980. David is a clay artist whose pop art pieces are exciting combinations of unique sculptural ceramic forms and colorful, non-traditional approaches to the clay surface. David uses shape, surface, texture, and color to tell stories on clay. Originally trained as a printmaker, David uses the clay surface as his canvas on which he draws, paints, and carves. He has received numerous awards and his work is shown in over 60 galleries nationwide.