NICODEMUS Dark-Eyed Junco
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SOLD This dark-eyed junco bird pottery statue from Chester Nicodemus captures the lifelike qualities of the small American sparrow that is common across most of North America. Made of red clay that is glazed in a dark blue and white base with yellow and black detailing.
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.
Good condition, two firing spots on side and forehead.
2"H x 4"W x 2"D