Posted 10 months ago
This was a nice find for me from the Flea Market on Saturday 12/21/2019, because I had never seen this before! It's a small 3"h x 5"dia. Pottery Planter, with 3 equally spaced holes 1/4" about 3/4" down from the top for hanging. This Pottery I found, with a search to be Ozark Roadside Tourist Pottery, made from the 1930's to 1950's, by several different Potteries, and I don't know who made this one, it isn't marked. I noticed with my search, that they were made with different techniques also, using fired Pottery, or Concrete for the Pot, and then painting the exterior with 2 or more colors of Oil Paints giving it a Glossy Finish. Some dipped in a Swirled Paint, and others like this one seems to be, is Painted with layers of different Colors, and then scrapping or sanding through the cured Paint, to reveal the colors, and creating the Swirl patterns, but I'm not sure that is how they were done, and there was no information that I could find about how the Pots were made! :^D Other Potteries that made similar blended Swirl finishes were, Dessert Sands Pottery, Niloak Pottery(blended the Clay to get the Swirl), and others like Red Canyon Ware by Byron Seeley(Blended the Clay, then carved the finished piece to reveal the Swirl).
Photo #4 is of Harold Horine, the originator of Como-Craft Pottery, aka Ozark Roadside Pottery, from National Geographic 1943
There was a Rain-out at the Flea Market Today, Sunday!
Thank you for looking, all comments are welcome, and I'll try to answer your questions! :^)