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Posted 3 years ago


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I keep seeing this signature around town, now I know why, he taught at the state university in the 50's. It came from that wealthy estate where I got the big yellow Chinese lamp/vase. The 50's was a good era for studio pottery, I always buy pieces dated then

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  1. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    maybe Schaumburg
  2. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    another piece with same signature as Don Schaumburg:
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 3 years ago
    YES! That's the name I found last night!! I thought it could be him because he taught at a univeristy in my area. Didn't see photos of the signature though to positively ID, so I just wrote the name down and lost it and forgot...

    Thank you very much for taking the time to help me TallCakes
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    TC solved as I was just staring at that signature thinking ...what the hell...:))
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 3 years ago

    Its an early piece, he made it one year after moving to my town. Taught at the state university in the 50's and 60's, exhibited a lot in California before that

    Cool, now I know who it is, and why I keep seeing that signature around here lol
  6. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    seems he is highly respected; with the '55 below the signature it would likely be dated 1955 shortly after his move to Tempe
  7. Stillwater Stillwater, 3 years ago
    Yes, he apparently exhibited a lot in California in the 40's and 50's, which is a good combination of area and period for art pottery. You and I are reading the same page lol.

    "By the early 1950s, however, Schaumburg was working in clay and joined the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego as a potter. Even after he left the area in the early 1950s, he continued to exhibit as a member.

    Don Schaumburg brought a solid California craft ethos with him when he moved to Tempe in 1954 to teach ceramics. He received his B.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and an M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate School (where he and fellow students Harrison McIntosh and Ward Youry studied with Richard Petterson under the aegis of Millard Sheets in the late 1940s)"

    I just spoke to my mother about it and she has found his pieces around here as well. 1955 is the earliest date I could find on his work
  8. maryh1956 maryh1956, 3 years ago
    Here’s a link with more info on the artist:
  9. Gdub, 3 years ago
    I have a piece of his pottery somewhere in my overwhelming collection.

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