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    Posted 2 years ago

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    I Found this Daga Design Studio Styleized Art Pottery Bison/Buffalo on a Stone Slab Base, at the Flea Market about six months, and was reminded of it when I saw Ted Straub's Viscoloid Bison(Buffalo) post on CW, and wanted to post this one! :^D
    The Buffalo is 8"long 6 1/2"high 4" at the widest, the natural shaped stone slab base is 10 1/2" x 5" x 7/8"
    Here's a link to Ted's post:

    and here's some information that I found about the Artist, and his Studio:
    Daga Design Studio was established by Maigon Daga in 1954, just a few years after arriving in Adelaide S.Australia, as a refugee from Latvia. Daga and his family relocated to America in 1964 where he continued producing ceramics from his home. In 1970, Daga opened his studio in Minneapolis where it remains to this day.In 1980 Daga began sculpting and producing the animal forms for which he has become widely known.
    and a little more info:
    Web page: Mike Daga

    2016-06-05 17:01:51.0
    Maigonis (Mike) Daga (1923-2001) was born in Latvia, and immigrated to Australia in 1948 as a refugee, where he attended the Adelaide School of Art studying sculpture. From 1954-1964 he ran a successful commercial pottery studio in Adelaide, after which he re-located to Minneapolis in the U.S. opening a studio there around 1970. His sons continued to run the studio after his death until very recently. (The last record I can find of it operating is in 2008)

    His earlier Australian work consisted of modernist, slip cast forms which this ewer style vase typifies, but he is more widely known in the U.S. for his sculptural animal forms on granite plinths. His Australian work is signed "Daga" to the base.

    His Australian pieces are also very similar stylistically to those of Gunda Pottery made around the same time in Melbourne by fellow Latvian, Gundars Lusis...although I find the pieces from Gunda are a bit more streamlined and refined in their forms and finishes. It was in the U.S. where Daga really refined his style.

    Thank you for looking, and thanks to Ted_Straub's post, all comments are welcome, be Safe, and Stay Well! :^)

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Here's a link to Ted_Struab's Buffalo figurine post:

      Thank you for looking! :^)
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Here's a similar one on Etsy:

      Thanks for taking a look! :^)
    3. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 2 years ago
      Thank you, Bill! The references that you posted are appreciated and welcome!!!!! I am happy that we can share such ideas!!!!
    4. art.pottery, 2 years ago
      Great find! I have a number of Daga pieces over the years. Never seen that one though
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thanks Ted, yeah it was cool to see your little(?) Bison/Buffalo, I think it's about a third as big cm/inch, looks like mine in the 2nd photo, except mine is more stylized. :^D

      Thank you art.pottery, I had trouble reading the signature on it when I first searched it months ago, but once I got Daga, instead of Jega, the way it looked to me, by just searching using a description, I was able to find a lot more information on Daga Design Studio, the signature is also on the bottom by Black felt pen or Sharpie! :^D

      Thanks for the love given, blammoammo, Vynil, Stuff, art.pottery, and Brian, it's appreciated! :^)
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Hey Robert, thank you for taking a look, and giving a love, for what you saw! :^)
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Hi Rich, it's always good to have you stop by! :^D
      Thanks for the love! :^)
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thank you both aura, and Kevin, for the love that you gave! :^)
    9. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Much thanks bb2 was here, and Kevin(kwqd) also, for takin a look, and given a love! Very nice of you both! :^)
    10. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Anik, MALKEY, and poticheman, thank you for taking a look, and the love that you gave for what you saw! :^)
    11. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Hey Lori, I wouldn't give you any Bull, thanking you for the love that you gave, I might Buffalo you a little! :^D Or is that a Little Bison! :^)

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