Unglazed terra cotta Ginger Jar was made by the well-known woodcarver, William H. Fry, in 1887 for the Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Youth carrying a skyphos, or cup, of wine is the decoration from an Attic kylix (another drinking cup shape) by the Brygos Painter, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, no. 21.88.150. “Athenian Vases” is the subject of the special CM Portfolio by Joseph V. Noble.
Robert Stull’s stoneware teapot was featured in an exhibition devoted to that form at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York. The teapot was thrown, then cut to form the square shape. Mr. Stull, who has been associated with Greenwich House Pottery, recently received a Fulbright Grant and is working in Japan this year.
Wheel-thrown bottles by Rose Cabat were among the award winners in the Arizona Crafts exhibition. Mrs. Cabat’s pottery includes a large porcelain bottle and six miniature bottles of porcelain and stoneware.
Pictured is F. Carlton Ball’s stoneware vase inspired by a sprouting onion. The piece, which as made in 1964, stands three feet high and is matt glazes in tones of cream, green and brown.
The jug pictured on this month’s cover is typical of the ware produced two generations ago at the Bybee Pottery in eastern Kentucky.
The textural wall panel and place setting pictured on the cover are products of the Raul Angulo Coronel pottery workshop in Los Angeles.
Stoneware Bottle by James Lovera was shown in the Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition of the association of San Francisco Potters at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. Mr. Lovera’s bottle, which is approximately ten inches high, has a white matt glaze with a circle design in iron.
Charles Counts is pictured at work on the potter’s wheel in his studio on Lookout Mountain, Georgia. The Southern Highland potter and his wife, Rubynelle are the subjects for a Jean R. Lange feature article.
The Polychrome Jar Decorated With Birds is one of the approximately 300 objects on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the continuing exhibition of Pre-Columbian pottery, “Ancient Peruvian Ceramics: The Nathan Cummings Collection.” The pieces trace the remarkable development of ceramic styles and techniques, from dark, heavy bowls and bottles with simple elegant shapes, to a variety of forms showing complete mastery of the craft.