The Road Less Travelled
You may be accustomed to finding our traditional line, priced to be affordable to the middle class. We would love to be making it and also to be teaching others how to make our line but, alas, we do not currently have a production and training studio. To raise funds for a studio we are putting our vintage collection of rare, one of a kind and original design prototypes on the market. To learn more, follow our blog, Andersen Studio Evolution Diaries. We love this process and are committed to seeing it continue for the benefit of future makers.
Specially Priced! This is a one-of-a-kind vintage pitcher created by adding ears to the classic rare vintage pitcher designed by Weston in the late 1940's when he was the Dean of the Akron Art Institute. It was produced in the early fifties after Weston and Brenda moved to Maine to start their own ceramic art and designer craftsman enterprise. creating hand made products affordable to the middle class.
The pitcher is decorated by Brenda using the blue decorating color designed by Weston. The decorating colors were designed to flow that softens the effect. The balance of flux in the glaze and the decorating color had to be just right to have the drawing control in this work. I suspect that the reason there is a large green circle on one side of the pig's face is because a drop of green decorating color fell on the piece and so Brenda incorporated it into the artwork.
The Pitcher is 9 inches measured diagonally from bottom rear to the tip of the spout,
It is 6.5 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide
Andersen Design was started by Weston and Brenda Andersen in 1952. Our generation has the great honor and responsibility to guide it into the 21st century, maintaining while expanding upon its unique philosophy. What is that you say? Read on... Andersen Studio Evolution Diaries, by Susan Mackenzie Andersen
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