F. Carlton Ball is one of the premier mid century modern potters and Jeffrey Spahn Gallery is pleased to present this important collection of his work from the family's estate.
001. 9” tall, 9.5” wide, 4” deep, hand-built, textured exterior, blue-green glaze on lip and inside, Barnard clay-stain outside (Please note this piece was published in Herbert Sander's famous book Making Pottery Without a Wheel)
002. 10.5" x 4.75"
003. 19.5” tall, 7.5” wide, stoneware vase, white glaze over black, shiny
004. 10.5 tall, 4” wide, stoneware vase with gauged design, buff/white glaze
005.14” tall, 6.5” wide, stoneware vase without bottom, texture wheel design, red iron oxide stain, green/gray matte glaze
007. 23” tall, 15” wide, wheel thrown, signed, wax resist design on white waxy matte with red iron oxide over design, 1 spot where glaze crawled and 2 spots on foot where glaze chipped
008. 9.25” tall, 7” wide, 2.5” wide, vase with hole in center, footed and pressed design, buff glaze with red iron oxide
010. 8.5” tall, including lid/handle, 6.5” wide, unsigned, wheel thrown jar and lid, incised abstract design in red iron oxide over waxy white matte, inside and outside chip on underside of lip of jar
011. 5” tall, 3.5” wide, winged wheel thrown, orange/brown speckled glaze, glaze ran down onto foot-glaze ground smooth on foot
012. 7.5” tall, 6” wide, signed, wheel thrown vase altered woman in dress shape, waxy white matte with hand drawn detail in red iron oxide
014. 12” tall, 7” wide, unsigned wheelthrown vase with altered neck, added nipples for rawhide lacing, l nipple and lace broken, crack in bottom
015. 36” tall, 24” wide, wheel thrown vase with 8 wheel thrown attached arms, small vases attached to arms, unsigned, tan matte glaze with white waxy highlights
017. 16” tall, 8.5” wide, 3.5” deep, unsigned, 2 neck vase, wheel thrown with nubbled addition, tan matte glaze
018. 10” tall, 5.25” wide, signed, porcelain, underglaze pencil abstract design emphasizing 3 indentations in random places, blue tinted clear glaze, glaze crawled inside lip
019. 7” tall, 4.5” wide w/o bristles, 5.25” wide with bristles, signed, wheelthrown vase with altered spouts and blue bristles added, tan matte glaze
020. 6” tall, 13.5” long, 8” wide, joined and altered thrown bowls, white speckled glaze inside, red iron oxide outside, stoneware
021. 17” tall, 9” wide, 7” deep, waxy blue glaze, wheel-thrown altered shape with added on wheel thrown shapes, textured sides and nest colored feathers, marked with signed tape, crack on bottom, top lg. add on piece broken off and glued on
022. 16.5 tall, 15.75” wide, 6.5” deep, several cracks in base, chip on highest lip, cracks in bottom, wheelthrown shapes joined with cutouts and wheel thrown platforms, brown/black shiny glaze
024. 15” tall, 10” wide, stoneware vase, buff glaze, wax resist design, red iron over glaze, some crawling of glaze
025. 8.5” tall, 6.5” wide, unsigned, wheelthrown vase,4 tiers with rusty nails embedded, blue gray matte glaze
026. 7.5” tall, 12.5” wide, 5.5” deep, scratch pattern on outside, white speckled glaze on lip and sides and inside, footed handbuilt pot, Barnard clay-stain outside
F. Carlton Ball was a ceramicist and teacher from California whose work appeared in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. Mr. Ball taught for more than 50 years, including at the University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin, Southern Illinois University, the California School of Fine Arts, Mills College and University of Puget Sound. Mr. Ball's works appeared in international galleries, he was a contributor to Ceramics Monthly and Ceramics Industry magazines and wrote two books on pottery.