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American Art Pottery186 of 260Cute salt glazed mini potsSUNFLOWER VASE WITH IRIDESCENT AROUND RIM AND BASE
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    Posted 3 years ago

    VioletOrange
    (123 items)

    This man's work is an "acquired taste". I became a "fan" decades ago and have accumulated several examples over the years:

    From Wikipedia:

    Frans Wildenhain (or Franz Rudolf Wildenhain) (1905 – 1980) was a Bauhaus-trained German potter and sculptor, who taught for many years at the School for American Craftsmen (now School for American Crafts) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.

    Born in Leipzig, Germany, Wildenhain’s early artistic training was in drawing, design and lithography. In February 1924, he enrolled at the Bauhaus in Weimar, where he completed the foundations or preparatory course under László Moholy-Nagy. He also studied with Paul Klee, and, beginning in November 1924, with Gerhard Marcks and Max Krehan at the Bauhaus pottery workshop in Dornburg.

    Among the other potters there was Marguerite Friedlaender, his future wife (Marguerite Wildenhain, Pond Farm).

    The first three pots are his; #4 is a Marguerite Wildenhain, Pond Farm example.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Sometimes the best is from one potter you admire. Love this man's work, and from what I can see, you have to handle it to appreciate the workmanship, it's beautiful !
    2. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much, Phil
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Oh, these are amazing pieces!! Wonderful history of Frans Wildenhain!!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      FABULOUS MY FRIEND!!!!
    5. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much, Sean
    6. artfoot artfoot, 3 years ago
      The few pieces I've seen have had an inscribed FW on the underside - I'd love to see the marks on your pieces. They are great, by the way - I especially like that big one in the center.
    7. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 3 years ago
      Artfoot, thanks, the markings are all like these two:

      http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g394/violetorange/Frans%20Willdenhain%20Banded%20Vase%20Mark_zpsobc6wlad.jpg
      http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g394/violetorange/Frans%20Wildenhain%20Cake%20Mark_zps2vl1ivul.jpg
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      what great treasures you have!
    9. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the lovely comment, ho2cultcha
    10. artfoot artfoot, 3 years ago
      Thank you.

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