Architectural Pottery

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: California Ceramics

May 15, 2019

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: California Ceramics

When Californian ceramists became active in the early 20th century, their geographic independence from long-standing ceramic capitals meant that they weren’t bound by the traditions of their trade or by a preexisting critical infrastructure. A variety of works featured in the May 19, 2019 Modern Art and Design Auction help chart the history of California’s innovative and untethered ceramic practices.

Read more about California Ceramics in Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day for the May 19, 2019 Modern Art and Design Auction.

Bill Hertel discusses the “Pig” planter

May 12, 2011

Initially created from a class project in 1949,  Architectural Pottery brought the outdoors inside through mass-produced geometric earthenware, which quickly became a staple in modern living.  Designers, including Malcom Leland, David Cressey, John Follis, and Rex Goode, each created their own distinctive forms designed for “small plants to large trees”. Today we examine model G-99 […]

Max Lawrence and Architectural Pottery

August 2, 2010

The recent passing of Max Lawrence, co-founder of L.A.’s Architectural Pottery, has left us with a feeling of void, for we know that this iconic, influential mid-century modern thinker and businessman cannot be replaced. In the 1950s modernism came to define the way of living in Los Angeles. Captivated by the inviting climate and newness […]

Architectural Pottery designed by David Cressey from the A. Quincy Jones Collection

February 9, 2010

More from the A. Quincy Jones collection, and this time it is not books. We bring to you three pots by David Cressey for Architectural Pottery that resided in the atrium of the home of A. Quincy Jones and Elaine K. Sewell Jones. The three matching stoneware pots are detailed with intersecting lines that have […]