Chester Nicodemus Pottery 4 1/2" Owl Figurine Ferro-stone Excellent Condition
Chester Nicodemus Pottery 4 1/2" Owl Figurine Ferro-stone in Excellent Condition Nicodemus pottery is a type of American, red-clay art pottery. Chester Nicodemus moved from Dayton, Ohio to Columbus in 1930 to teach at the Columbus Art School. During this time he commissioned sculptures, water fountains, vases, limestone and woodcarvings. In 1941 he left the field of teaching to pursue pottery making full time, using local red clay containing a large amount of iron. He called the ware Ferro-stone because of its durability. He made teapots and other utility wares but because of market changes he began producing animal and bird sculptures, nativity sets and Christmas ornaments. His glaze colours included turquoise or aqua, ivory, green mottle, pussy willow (pink), and golden yellow. The glaze was applied so that the warm colour of the red clay would show through, adding an extra dimension to each piece. Examples usually bear the impressed mark, "Nicodemus." A protégé, Ellen Jennings, designed many of the smaller animals. These are usually marked with the initials “E. J.” with the word “Nicodemus” also present. His works are highly prized today. As more collectors discover his superior talent, they are seeing prices escalate.
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Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
Brand: Nicodemus Pottery
Color: White Glaze