Sasha Makovkin typically threw pieces which his wife Susan decorated. His work ranged from functional stoneware forms to sculpture and architectural installations. Makovkin dug the stoneware clay he used for his functional pieces from Mt Tamalpias.
Sasha Makovkin typically threw pieces which his wife Susan decorated. His work ranged from functional stoneware forms to sculpture and architectural installations. Makovkin dug the stoneware clay he used for his functional pieces from Mt Tamalpias. Long before it was popular, Makovkin fired his work in a diesel fueled kiln using a mixture of used motor oils. 1954-1957 Heath Ceramics, Sausalito, California; 1966-1970 College of the Redwoods, Mendocino, California; 1988-1989 Artists (with his wife Susan) in Residence at Princeton Seminary, New Jersey
Excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks; KöniglichePorzellanManufaktur, or KPM (established 1723) was a fundamental part of the landscape of the European decorative arts in the 19th Century, and was, and still is, one of the most prolific producers of luxury porcelain
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
with revived interest in the arts and design of the Renaissance period of the 14th-16th centuries; signed to underside 'AS' for Alfredo Santarelli (Italian 1874-1957) Majolica lustre-glazed urn with serpent handles; professional repair to lip
each richly-colored porcelain ginger jar of canary yellow with a dark green decoration of a warrior with sword above the bulbous body with a warrior on a horse among foliate decoration; on gilt-wood bases; excellent condition; rewired
of impressive size, the lidded ginger jar with domed lid and tapering lobed body with underglaze blue decoration of vibrant flower heads with lappet collar and base; raised on a faux painted blue and white base; excellent condition; rewired
each strikingly large porcelain vase hand-painted with richly-decorated gilt floral vines on a white ground; with honorific markings to underside; excellent condition with no chips or cracks; overall fine craquelure to glaze