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This vase is undoubtedly one of the more unusual studio pottery pieces we’ve ever offered. The potter, Ron Krogh, was a ceramics instructor in Bountiful, Utah, in the late 1960’s. A piece of his pottery is in the permanent collection of the American Museum of ceramic art in Pomona, California. This heavy stoneware vase is “wrapped” in pottery pages printed from the Ogden, Utah Standard-Examiner dated July 21, 1969. On one side of the vase the headline is “Moon Walk,” while on the other side it’s “Apollo 11 Landing.” Another side recounts “Nixon Flies to Splashdown Site.” The rough stoneware itself is glazed on the interior in a greenish gray, while most of the exterior was left unglazed. Every inch of the surface of this vase is different and fascinating. It’s signed on the bottom by the artist, who dated the piece 71 beneath his signature.
This large high shouldered pot or olla was hand coiled of red clay; the coil marks, though smoothed, are still visible in the interior. It was pit fired, historically the original method of baking clay to make it hard and usable. In the photos, you can see the marks the fire made, especially on the bottom. The pot was burnished and sealed on the exterior and is a beautiful piece of pottery that can be used as a vase or stand alone as sculptural art.
The pot measures 7 inches tall and about 8 inches at the shoulder; the mouth is 3 1/2 inches across and the base is 5 inches in diameter. It weighs a very sturdy 3 3/4 pounds. There is a white paper label on the bottom which reads: MA. 13/TB. We have no idea if this has any significance but it was on the pot when we found it. There are no other identifying marks. It’s very reminiscent of Navajo red clay pitch pottery, but we’re not positive it is of Native American origin. It’s in superb condition, with just a few rubs in the clear glaze and some wear on the bottom that shows age. It’s a piece that works beautifully with almost any interior decor.