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.

 

 

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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)

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002. 10.5" x 4.75"

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003. 19.5” tall, 7.5” wide, stoneware vase, white glaze over black, shiny

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004. 10.5 tall, 4” wide, stoneware vase with gauged design, buff/white glaze

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005.14” tall, 6.5” wide, stoneware vase without bottom, texture wheel design, red iron oxide stain, green/gray matte glaze

  006.  30” tall, 11.5” wide, wheelthrown, tan matte glaze with incised abstract design, red iron oxide in design, signed, some blurring of design in glaze

006. 30” tall, 11.5” wide, wheelthrown, tan matte glaze with incised abstract design, red iron oxide in design, signed, some blurring of design in glaze

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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

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008. 9.25” tall, 7” wide, 2.5” wide, vase with hole in center, footed and pressed design, buff glaze with red iron oxide

  009.  24.5” tall, 24.5” wide, unsigned, lg planter with 2 handles, waxy blue speckled glaze

009. 24.5” tall, 24.5” wide, unsigned, lg planter with 2 handles, waxy blue speckled glaze

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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

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011. 5” tall, 3.5” wide, winged wheel thrown, orange/brown speckled glaze, glaze ran down onto foot-glaze ground smooth on foot

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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

  013.  7” tall, 24.5” wide, bowl, signed, white glaze underside with Barnard clay-slip over wax resist abstract design

013. 7” tall, 24.5” wide, bowl, signed, white glaze underside with Barnard clay-slip over wax resist abstract design

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014. 12” tall, 7” wide, unsigned wheelthrown vase with altered neck, added nipples for rawhide lacing, l nipple and lace broken, crack in bottom

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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

  016.  45” tall, 16.5” wide, wheelthrown, marked with signed tape, multiple wheelthrown vase lips and stems, white waxy inside, black or dark gray outside

016. 45” tall, 16.5” wide, wheelthrown, marked with signed tape, multiple wheelthrown vase lips and stems, white waxy inside, black or dark gray outside

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017. 16” tall, 8.5” wide, 3.5” deep, unsigned, 2 neck vase, wheel thrown with nubbled addition, tan matte glaze

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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

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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

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020. 6” tall, 13.5” long, 8” wide, joined and altered thrown bowls, white speckled glaze inside, red iron oxide outside, stoneware

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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

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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

  023.  Garden lantern, 3 pieces  44” tall, 15” wide,  - whole – all 3 pieces base – 23.25” tall, 11.25” wide center – 21” tall, 7.5” wide lid – 8” tall 15” wide. 3 pieces + wheel thrown, unglazed stoneware, red iron oxide wash over all, cut out design in center piece. Hole in center for electrical wire, chip on top lip of base, hole on foot for electrical wire, marked with signed tape. 

023. Garden lantern, 3 pieces  44” tall, 15” wide,  - whole – all 3 pieces base – 23.25” tall, 11.25” wide center – 21” tall, 7.5” wide lid – 8” tall 15” wide. 3 pieces + wheel thrown, unglazed stoneware, red iron oxide wash over all, cut out design in center piece. Hole in center for electrical wire, chip on top lip of base, hole on foot for electrical wire, marked with signed tape. 

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024. 15” tall, 10” wide, stoneware vase, buff glaze, wax resist design, red iron over glaze, some crawling of glaze

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025. 8.5” tall, 6.5” wide, unsigned, wheelthrown vase,4 tiers with rusty nails embedded, blue gray matte glaze

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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.