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A Ceramics Collection Of Vina Jane Cames (1908-1971)

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    Posted 8 months ago

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    This was one of my Flea Market Finds last Sunday June 6, 2021, The Sellers didn't know much about it, and said that They had gotten them from an Estate Sale. I could tell that the Pottery had been Thrown and Glazed by someone that knew what they were doing so I bought the whole Collection, of what was there! After bringing them Home and figuring out the Name on the Pieces, I found this information from The Graphic Arts Workshop Web-Site, I don't know the years that She made the Pieces, but before 1971, the year that She Died. :
    Vina Jane Cames (1908-1971)
    Born in Oakland, California, Melivina Jane Cames is the daughter of Robert Alexander and Jessie (Rose) Cochran. After marrying Louis C. Cames, a railroad man, in 1925, she settled in Laramie, Wyoming. During the 1930's, Vina worked for both the Federal Relief Administration and WPA programs. From 1937-38, she also studied at the University of Wyoming and became a member of the Wyoming Artists Association. After the university, Vina went on to attend the Broadmoor Academy (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center) under H. V. Poor, Frank Mechau, Lawrence Barrett and Boardman Robinson in the late thirties and early forties. Not long after her divorce, she returned to California and settled in San Francisco, where she was employed for many years as an artist for the National Lead Paint Company.

    Cames' most noted artistic talents include painting and also lithography. Her work ranges in genre from still lifes, figure studies, portraits, and landscapes. Most significant among her landscapes are scenic views of Wyoming, some of which gained great attention. They include Grain Field; West of Laramie; and Rampart Range. Later in her career, after focusing on ceramics for a long period, she returned to serious painting and produced pastels of the California landscape.

    Exhibited: Second National Exhibit of American Art, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art; Washinton DC; Artists Guild of America, Carmel, CA; Artists West of the Mississippi, Colorado Spring; 44th Annual Denver Art Museum, 1938; Chappel House, 1938 (solo); New York's World's Fair, 1939.

    Thank You for Looking, all comments on this Post are Welcome, and anymore Information on Her Art Pottery is appreciated! :^D

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
      Well done on taking the punt on the collection. They look to be very fine pots !!!
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 8 months ago
      Thanks Kevin, they almost look like Test Glazes were used on them, the Volcanic on one and Blended and Drip, on three of them, there is another one that I didn't post because I couldn't make out the Signature, more a Coil made Bowl, and more Red Clay, but I noticed that the Volcanic is redder Clay, so I might remove a photo and add the other one! :^D
      Thanks for the love that You gave too! :^)
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 8 months ago
      No Kevin the other Bowl that was with them is too far removed, from the Style of the others, and no signature of any kind, so I won't post it with These! :^D

      Thank You both for the love given anne_dios, and Kevin(kwqd), it's appreciated! :^)
    4. Newfld Newfld, 8 months ago
      Very nice pottery finds Bill, and I really like that leather case with the deer head design it's lovely
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 8 months ago
      Thank You Jenni, it's a Wall Hanger but Had to get it I thought it was Great too! it's a Carved Leather Bow and Arrows Quiver! :^D

      Thank You for the love, MrMaglue, dav2no1, Brian and Jenni, it's always nice to get! :^)
    6. NYCwest, 4 months ago
      I have a painting by avian James Cames that has been hanging in my home for years. The signature is an exact match. Thanks for your posting, which helped me identify the artist. The painting is of Rampart Range. I wish there was a way for me to share a photo. It is quite lovely.
    7. NYCwest, 4 months ago
      Vina Jane Cames. (Darn spellcheck)

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