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.
F. Carlton Ball’s three-year-old son, Carlton Arthur, tackles the serious business of adding legs to his clay alligator.
Kenneth Dierck’s relief, “Innocent City,” won the Ferro Corporation Prize and the Helen S. Everson Memorial Purchase Prize in the current 23rd Ceramic National Exhibition at the Everson Museum in Syracuse. Mr. Dierck’s black stoneware panel is 37 1/2 inches high and 54 inches wide. The glaze is light gray with brown and tan accents.
Beads made from self-glazing clay are pictured drying on lengths of 14-gauge nichrome wire. This extra heavy wire is recommended because it also can be used as the firing rods, thus saving handling and loading time.
Painted Pottery Head from Mexico, made sometime between 200 and 900 A.D., was unearthed in the excavations at Remojadas, Veracruz. It is slightly over 7.5 inches high.