Item: Textured Stoneware Vase
Designer/Maker: David Stewart, San Diego, California. One of the very few San Diego ceramists to earn his living from his art, David Stewart had a shop for 15 years in Old Town where his pottery was sold. Although very independent, he was a member (briefly) of the Potters’ Guild in the early 60’s, and of the Allied Craftsmen in the early 70’s. He attended El Camino Junior College and later San Diego State College. Pond Farm student from 1959 to 1961. Assisted Marguerite Wildenhain at her summer workshops from 1962 until she retired in 1980.
Selected David Stewart Exhibitions: Dean Marshall Interiors, La Jolla; Flea Market West, Old Town; Hidden Gallery, Coronado; Jewish Community Center, San Diego; Southwestern College, Chula Vista; Art Gallery, Spanish Village; Art Center in La Jolla; Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego; Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles; San Diego County Library; San Diego State College; California Design #10, Pasadena Art Museum.
Description: Stoneware vessel with good scale and a nice contrast between the lower textured body and smooth, glazed neck. Circa early 1960s, impressed with Stewart’s early mark.
Dimensions: 6-1/2“ dia, 8-3/4″ h
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