West German Art Pottery vases with rectilinear body decorated in a rich royal-blue glaze with mottled drip-glazing to the shoulders; labeled with markings to underside; excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
incised signature to underside "Dave & Boni Deal 88"; of tall ovoid shape decorated overall with impressed leaves on a metallic, rainbow effect raku glaze; the western version of raku was developed in the 20th century by studio potters. typically fired at high temperatures, the wares are placed in an open-air container filled with combustible material, unlike the traditional Japanese method. the western process can give a great variety and depth of colors and surface effects as seen with this vase; good vintage condition with no chips or cracks
each signed and hand-thrown jar-form pot decorated with abstract foliate fronds; all glazed in earth tone colors of russet, brown and ochre; excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks; rewired; Eric Norstad (1924-2013) was an American potter and architect who worked primarily on the west coast of the United States.