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Glazed Oval Terracotta Candelabra by F. Carlton Ball

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Glazed oval Terracotta candelabra by Frederick Carlton Ball. 1911 Born Sutter Creek, California 1992 Died Tacoma, Washington Education 1931-1936 MA Mural Painting, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Primary work experience 1936 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California 1939-1950 Mills College, Oakland, California 1950-1951 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 1951-1956 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 1956-1967 Professor of Art, University of Southern California 1968-1977 University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington Frederick Carlton Ball is known for thrown vessels that were glazed and decorated by his collaborators. Ball inspired by the work of Diego Rivera, went to the University of Southern California to study mural painting. While there he studied pottery with Glen Lukens. It is believed he learned to throw on the wheel by watching Marguerite Wildenhain. He often worked in collaboration first with his wife, Kathryn Uhl Ball. In 1950 when Ball moved to Madison, Wisconsin to open the ceramics studio program, he met Aaron Bohrod, a painter with whom he would collaborate until Ball’s move to Washington state in 1968. As his career progressed he began making large-scale thrown pieces some of which are six feet tall. Ball is also known for his interest in jewelry. He often wrote articles about media and process that were published in numerous national magazines. Public collections Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California Museum of Art and Design (MAD), New York, New York Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California.
  • Creator:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 12 in (30.48 cm)Width: 13.5 in (34.29 cm)Depth: 12 in (30.48 cm)
  • Style:
    Organic Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Terracotta,Glazed
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1960
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU818431489492
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