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Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there under these influential teachers: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


 From 1937-1939 he was a classmate of Glidden Parker. He had his studio in Burlington Vermont from 1946 -1960 until his untimely tragic death in February 1960. 



 Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard  who worked in the Burlington area, this #58 round footed planter vase stands 3 3/8 inches tall and is 3 3/4 inches wide at the top.  It is in a deeply mottled white glaze over chocolate. The signature is a very early one as it is incised and not molded.  These round shapes did not make it into Ballard's later production ware, post 1946.  It is in excellent condition. Add it to your Ballard or Midcentury American pottery collection today.  Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there under these influential teachers: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


 From 1937-1939 he was a classmate of Glidden Parker. He had his studio in Burlington Vermont from 1946 -1960 until his untimely tragic death in February 1960. 



 Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard  who worked in the Burlington area, this is a Ballard #50 3 Fish decorated square top vase.  Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there under these influential teachers: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


 From 1937-1939 he was a classmate of Glidden Parker. He had his studio in Burlington Vermont from 1946 -1960 until his untimely tragic death in February 1960. 



 Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard  who worked in the Burlington area, this Ballard squat bulbous mustard white vase with heavy mottling is one of Ballard's earliest examples I have found to date. I have another example of this shape which has the date 1945 on it. This vase has the recessed base and the S. Ballard in relief signature without the word Vermont which would come later. It is most likely from either 1945 or 1946. It also has a #10 in red pencil on it as well as three initials.


It stands 6 1/2 inches tall. The opening at the top is 3 1/2 inches. The glaze is the very early mustard white over the chocolate brown with very heavy mottling on the outside of the piece. The inside of the vase is glazed with the white glaze also. It is a great example of Ballard's early work. It is in excellent condition.  Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there under these influential teachers: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


 From 1937-1939 he was a classmate of Glidden Parker. He had his studio in Burlington Vermont from 1946 -1960 until his untimely tragic death in February 1960. 



 Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard  who worked in the Burlington area, this very early studio piece meaures 10 1/8 inches long x 3 inches wide x 2 1/4 inches tall. It is signed with the interlaced intials SB, for Stanley Ballard. Only the earliest works were signed this way. It has a thick application of the early mustard yellow glaze over the chocolate brown underglaze. It is in excellent condition. Later examples of this shape were larger and signed Ballard Vermont.

Ballard #58 early footed round planter v $45.00

 

Ballard #50 3 Fish decorated square top $250.00

 

Ballard bulbous studio mottled white vas $125.00

 

Ballard early studio 10 inch console bow $15.00

Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there under these influential teachers: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


 From 1937-1939 he was a classmate of Glidden Parker. He had his studio in Burlington Vermont from 1946 -1960 until his untimely tragic death in February 1960. 



 Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard  who worked in the Burlington area, this shape seems to be one of the early ones by Ballard which didn't make it to the later production period. The vase measures 5 1/2 inches high x 5 1/4 inches wide. The opening is 4 1/4 inches long x 2 3/8 inches wide. Each one I own either has no shape number or is number 21 with the early chocolate brown band around the bottom dating it from his middle period of production. The chocolate underglaze cannot easily  be seen at the top and underneath the mottling on the body as the leopard skin overglaze extends to the bottom of the vase. This early black leopard glaze is stunning. It is heavily mottled and covers the entire vase inside and outside except the base. The vase is in excellent condition. A very interesting shape and glaze combo by Stanley Ballard. Add it to your American Art Pottery collection or Studio pottery collection today.  Wow- these are very cool!  They are 3" individual Stone Ware Bean Pots marked with 57 in a circle on the bottom.  The base clay is yellow with a brown glaze on the exterior.  They were a premium for the Heinz company.  They are all in excellent condition for old stoneware- no damage- some crazing occasionally- appropriate to age and this type of pottery.  Priced each at   Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard, a student of Glidden Parker at Alfred University in the 1940s who worked in the Burlington area,  this early Ballard planter with attached underplate stands 2 1/2 inches tall and is only 2 5/8 inches across the top. The top piece is a bit out of round. It is rather heavily mottled. The underplate carries the number 60 but it is not incised, rather it is handwritten.  The chocolate underglaze can be seen on the bottom of the underplate. It is an early example of what become a standard Ballard stock item.  The vase part is drilled to allow one to water plants more easily. It is in excellent condition.  


<b>Decorative bowl in oriental designs.


Less than perfect glazing techniques done in factory, but still a lovely piece.


Maker: Unknown

Mark: 8158

Ballard #21 ovoid top rectangular vase $45.00

 

Old Heinz 57 Stoneware Yellow Ware Indiv $4.00

 

Ballard early #60 planter with underplat $40.00

 

Lotus Bowl $8.95

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This Lekythos style vase is reminscent of ancient Greek artifacts.  


Original use:

This vase was a flask used for toilet oils, perfume, or condiments, and also appears in funerary contexts, where it was used to pour libations for the dead or was left on the grave as an offering.



Made by Napco of Bedford, Ohio.

Numbered: 2B-5516


Color: Clay


Distressed design  <b>


This Lekythos style vase is reminscent of ancient Greek artifacts. 


Original use:

This vase was a flask used for toilet oils, perfume, or condiments, and also appears in funerary contexts, where it was used to pour libations for the dead or was left on the grave as an offering.



Made by Napco of Bedford, Ohio.

Numbered: 2B-5516


Color: Dark Green


Distressed design  


<b>Design: Queen's face and neckline.


Color: Off white


Marked:  I can not make mark out, but it is numbered 8309  


<b>Design: Fruit pattern - Embossed


Beautifully designed shallow bowl with scalloped edging.  The depth is approx. 2.25 inches.

Handpainted Acropolis Vase by Napco $14.95

 

Handpainted Acropolis Vase by Napco $14.95

 

Figural Queens Cup $6.50

 

Claire Burke Shallow Bowl $24.99

Vermont Studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there while these influential teachers were part of the faculty: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.


 From 1937-1939 he was a classmate of Glidden Parker. He had his studio in Burlington Vermont from 1946 -1960 until his untimely tragic death in February 1960. 



 Produced by Vermont Mid-Century studio potter Stanley Ballard  who worked in the Burlington area, this Ballard #1 brown white mottled ashtray  By Weller and marked same in script, the Cameo Rose pattern Cornucopia Vase.  Excellent condition- no damage.  Priced for the pair at-   (if you want a price for just 1, contact me!)  


<b>Expressive multi-colored splatterware bowl is a treat for the eyes and the hands with its vivid colors and varied textures.  


<u>Colors:</u>  

Green, Yellow, Black, Orange and White.


Maker: Unknown  Here is a whimsical modern stoneware piece from the late David Gil at Bennington Potters in Vermont. started by David Gil in 1948. It is from the 1959-1960 period when Gil included both the words Design Cooperative and Bennington Vermont.


Bennington Potters is among the few American studio potteries that turned into production potteries in the midcentury. It evolved into a co-operative of different art potters. 


After 1960, they made their bread and butter by making gorgeous modern styled dinnerware that was distributed throughout the US and sold in fine department stores. In their 1964 catalogue, Gil described their creations as "Art Objects in the Practical Realm" - Museum Honored, Hand-crafted, Modestly Priced."


This square 8 inch diameter trivet / plaque was advertised in the 1964 catalogue as 1532, a trivet which could also be hung on the wall as a plaque as it had a built-in wire on the back. This piece is shown in the 1964 catalogue as and is titled there Sun. Its original 1964 price was $3.00. This was designed by David Gil.


It features a cheery sun done in colors of yellow and green. 


The back of the trivet/plaque has a wire hanger which was embedded in the pottery. It retains all four original rubber feet which protects the flat surface upon which one sets it. It is signed 1532 and has the spark mark on the forearm inside a rectangle made up of COOPERATIVE DESIGN and BENNINGTON POTTERS VERMONT. This is a transition mark used only in the 1960-1962 time period. It is in excellent vintage condition.


Add it to your Midcentury Studio Pottery or Bennington Potters collection today.

Ballard #1 brown white mottled ashtray $15.00

 

Weller Cameo Rose Cornucopia Vase $45.00

 

Impressionistic Hand Cup Bowl $4.75

 

Bennington Potters #1532 Sun Trivet / Plaq $32.00




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