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NICODEMUS Bluebird on Stump

$395.00

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  • Product description

    A rare find, this bluebird by Nicodemus is perched on a stump. The body of the bird is glazed in a matte blue, with the red clay for the chest and glossy yellow for the beak. White under feathers and a coat of gloss over the eyes make this piece pop against the brown and green stump.

     

    About the Artist:

    Chester Nicodemus (1901-1990) was a Columbus, Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher known for his small clay birds, as well as other wildlife, teapots and pitchers. His pieces are recognizable as being produced with variously colored translucent glazes, which enhanced the redness of the high iron content of Ohio clay to create a russet brown undertone.

     

    Nicodemus earned a degree from Cleveland Art School and then went on to teach at Dayton Art School and Wittenberg college. In 1932, he became dean  at the Columbus College of Art and Design and later taught at Ohio State University and served as president of the Columbus Art League. All of Nicodemus' molds and glazes were destroyed upon his death at his request.

     

    KK 1123184

  • Product condition

    Excellent condition.

  • Product Size

    3"W x 3.5"D x 6"H