Mid-century modern textural lava glaze in shades of blue and turquoise planter pot. Circa 1950s-1960s.
The seller says: Fat lava ...
moreMid-century modern textural lava glaze in shades of blue and turquoise planter pot. Circa 1950s-1960s.
The seller says: Fat lava is the name given to certain styles of postwar, West German art pottery, particularly from the 1960s and ’70s. The genre gets its name from the thick, encrusted glazes that typify many of these pieces, some of which look as if their surfaces are composed of frozen flows of lava in radioactive hues ranging from fiery reds to cobalt blues. While the glazes were referred to at the time as lava glazes, the 'fat' designation is more recent, the result of the public’s particular fascination with pieces whose glazes are especially thick and textured. Like Stiffel.
Some surface wear and tiny fleck chips. Vintage condition as would be expected for a planter that has been used for plants.
Fat lava objects include large floor vases, smaller straight-sided jugs (some with ring handles near their mouths), and sculptural pieces that appear to have been chiseled and sliced, creating juxtapositions of smooth and gnarled surfaces. Some fat lava pieces seem to be outgrowths of the macrame-and-raku aesthetic of 1960s hippie culture, while others have a postmodern, almost pop-culture look to them, sporting deliberately childlike designs like flowers, some rendered in deep relief.
This large blue foam glazed pot is very similar to those created by Beatrice Wood of Ojai, California. She also studied with master potters Gertrud and Otto Natzler. Wood died in 1998 in Ojai, California at the age of 105 years. This piece was obtained near Ojai so there may possibly be a correlation. less
13.5ʺW × 18.0ʺD × 9.75ʺH
ExcellentMinor wear consistent with age and history
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