NICODEMUS Pottery Rare Lion Circa 1970
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SOLD Regal male lion lying down with one paw stretched out before him. This rare Nicodemus statue has interesting texture in the mane with geometric shaped markings. Finished in a white glaze, the red clay peeks through giving this piece depth and texture.
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.
3"W x 6"D x 3.5"H