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
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
each tall vase adorned with 3 reserves depicting various outdoor scenes all between perimeter
bands of running wild animals in a thick forest setting; overall good condition with some
chips and wear.
height-30 1/2" diameter-11"
late 19th century
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