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.
The Andersen Design Stein was designed by Weston Neil Andersen for Andersen Design in the early 1950’s. This stein is a production work produced in the 1970’s or 80’s. The artisan first brushed in the stein in brown decorating slip, also designed by Weston and then painted an abstract pattern in wax. The pattern is based on a concept, also designed by Weston. The stein is slip cast in white stoneware (Yes, the body recipe was also designed by Weston).
The weight is the cast is moderately thin. The stein is six and a half inches tall and two and a half inches in diameter across the lip. The bottom diameter is three inches. It is signed on the bottom with a scripted AD painted in brown decorating color,
The stein is shown in one picture with another, produced at the same time.
Andersen Design is an American Designer Craftsmen Studio established by Weston and Brenda Andersen in 1952 on Southport Island, Maine, USA. The studio was started with a philosophy of creating hand crafted products affordable to the middle class. Andersen Design remained an American made ceramic studio when most of the western ceramic industry moved production to foreign labor markets and competed successfully in a market flooded with foreign made imports, producing a hand-made art product affordable to the middle class. Andersen Design stands as a singular American original design company taking a unique alternative path during an era of global transformation.
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