American Art Pottery Vase by Bing Gleitsman CA 1980s – Signed & Rare

American Art Pottery Vase by Bing Gleitsman CA 1980s……………….I love this vase !!



American Art Pottery Vase by Bing Gleitsman CA 1980s

Even though it was made in the 1980’s……it has a real Art Deco or mid-century feel about it !!!

It was made by Bing Gleitsman of Corralitos, California…..it is signed by him as “Bing” on the side of the vase !!

By way of additional provenance and as an added bonus…..inside the vase is Bing’s business card !

The exterior of the vase has ocean, mountain and cloud scenes with a sunset. The flow of the piece is GORGEOUS !!

The horizontal lines contrast beautifully with the flow of the clouds and the peaks of the mountains.

It catches the beauty of Southern California…..the Sierra Nevada mountains, ocean and glorious sunsets.

Glorious colors…..blues, black, purple/violet, white and cream.

IMHO this vase will be HIGHLY DESIRABLE in the very near future…..Bing Gleitsman was a small potter in California and I would not imagine many pieces were made….certainly very few have appeared on the market.

This makes this vase HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE and one for the future !!!

Check out our other ‘Bing’ pieces in this category.

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AMERICAN ART POTTERY: "The current democratic diversity of American ceramics has evolved from “the tradition of no tradition” which freed us to look everywhere and anywhere for ideas. Since Americans initially looked everywhere for inspiration, we have claimed everything as a source. Consequently, everything and anything is allowable and is accomplished in American ceramics. Virtually any technical information is available through books, magazines and on the Internet. Only skill and persistence need to be developed in order to achieve a desired goal. Today, some American ceramists want to save the world, others want only to serve their own narcissistic desires, and the rest make work that spans everything in between. Styles and techniques that once resided in some small village in Japan or Korea are now but the launching pad for substantial innovation American style. To this excess of ceramics, a marketplace has developed, first in the form of gift shops, then small galleries and now a massive network of retail outlets of every description, often linked to a variety of wholesale and retail shows and fairs.

Still there remains a lingering desire among the majority of American ceramists for recognition along the lines of other artists as well as representation among the top galleries showing other art forms. Additionally, as the best-known big names of American ceramics leave this world, new heroes of similar stature are not emerging to replace the likes of Shaner, Ferguson, Autio and Voulkos. Nevertheless, in terms of aesthetics and craft, American ceramics has never been more impressive than in this first decade of the 21st Century."

Link: http://www.billandlizhunt.com/Hunt_Website/Bills_Writing/Entries/2009/1/5_A_Short_History_of_American_Ceramics.html

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American Art Pottery Vase by Bing Gleitsman CA 1980s.

Provenance: Bought privately in the US.

Dimensions: 10.25" tall and  5.25" wide at mid-point and 1.5" opening at the top

Condition:Mint

SOLD

American Art Pottery Vase by Bing Gleitsman, CA 1980's

American Art Pottery Vase by Bing Gleitsman, CA 1980's

American Art Pottery Vase by Bing Gleitsman, CA 1980's

American Art Pottery Vase by Bing Gleitsman, CA 1980's

American Art Pottery Vase by Bing Gleitsman, CA 1980's

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