Kent Forrest Ipsen may be regarded as one of the pioneers of the Studio Glass movement in the United States. He formerly chaired the crafts department and founded the glass program at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts. His pieces are in the private collections at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Vatican Museum; etched signature 'Kent F. Ipsen '72'; excellent vintage condition
a fine example from the Leeds factory Burmantofts faïence, with pierced neck and shoulder and adorned overall with incised decoration; excellent antique condition with overall minor wear consistent with age; stamped to underside 'Burmantofts Faience, 504 EAS', examples of Burmantofts faience can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramic collection
the impressively large and heavy hot cast glass bowl with copper metal leaf adornment; excellent condition with no chips or cracks; George Bucquet and his small team of artisans use a process of pouring hot glass, thick and translucent, into hand-made molds; after up to eight days of cooling, each piece is hand painted using a metallic palette of gold, silver, and copper leaf. Bucquet has established a national reputation for his unique and striking cast glass bowls.
impressed with Rookwood flame mark; the well-detailed deep bowl depicting large overlapping cabbage leaves with flared undulating rim all tapering to a short foot; excellent condition with no chips or cracks;
Rookwood has the distinction of being the first manufacturing company in the United States founded by a female, Maria Longworth Nichols (Cincinnati, OH, 1880) The name was chosen because of the many rooks, also known as crows, on her father’s estate and added “wood” in recognition of Wedgwood
the portly earthenware vessel adored overall with black and red painted chevron designs; the Zuni Pueblo is the largest pueblo, located in western-central New Mexico; their pottery is distinguished by red and black painted decoration; overall even wear