Rare NICODEMUS Pottery Star Vase for Blue Box Co.
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SOLD Crafted circa 1960, this Nicodemus Star vase was created for the Blue Box Co. in a short run. Made from traditional red clay with Nicodemus’ signature green glaze, the ridges of the vase are brought out with the great contrast.
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.
5"H x 5"W x 5"D