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Hillar Bergman - studio potter, Michigan

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    Posted 3 years ago

    artfoot
    (330 items)

    Hillar Bergman has filled several niches in his journey through life. He can be viewed on YouTube deadpanning his way through countless old-timey fiddle tunes but he also considers himself a potter. These little coprolites (that's one of the more polite names I can think of for these figures) are, I assume, an example of his work. I haven't seen much - but Bergman is a treasure and worthy of collecting. These date from the 1980s and his work may just be beginning to surface. As far as I know, Hillar Bergman is still alive and probably still active.

    The two figures are stoneware of varying blends. The taller, light-colored one stands 6" tall. It has impressed die-stamp marks for "Hemlock Pottery, Hemlock, Mich." and "Copyright 1983 - Hillar Bergman". The smaller stands 3 1/4" tall, is made from a darker, grittier stoneware, and has the same date-and-name stamp without the Hemlock mark.

    I could find no information about this particular Hemlock Pottery. It was probably short-lived.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Adore these.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      i think the turd on the left claims he won the election. actually, these are much too cute for him!
    3. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Lol @ ho2cultcha!!! :D
    4. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Funny chaps! Lol for coprolith :-D
    5. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      The Cheech Wizard from National Lampoon? Definitely unusual!

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