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.
Andersen Design is an American Designer Craftsmen Studio established in 1952 on Southport Island, Maine, USA by Weston and Brenda Andersen. The studio produces a wild life line and a functional ware line. For the functional ware line, Weston developed the forms, decorating colors, and glazes. Brenda and Weston developed the decorative patterns and techniques.
This vase is decorated by Brenda Andersen in the Tree Leaf Pattern using wax resist on a red stoneware body which is then glazed in the ebony glaze developed by Weston.t
Brenda developed many decorative approaches to decorating the forms. The repeatable prototypes were intended to be individualized by each artist’s own unique hand. Brenda’s work sets the standard for the self-confidence needed to create a fluidly executed pattern. The pattern is rhythmic but not uniform, like a dance performed spontaneously in the moment to portray plant which grows in interactions with a changing environment. This vase is a prototype design developed and executed by Brenda likely in the 1970’s.
The signature is a scripted AD in black decorating color. The vase is in mint condition since the day it was created.
The oval column vase was designed by Weston. We call it the 49 Vase because that is the number it was given. It is slip cast in white stone ware and is 9 inches tall. The form is a flattened oval cylinder. Weston also designed the decorating colors and glaze
Everything Andersen Design makes begins with the raw materials of the earth and is hand-made in the USA.
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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