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    EDWIN and MARY SCHEIER (American)
    A Glazed Earthenware Footed Vase, 1993
    Incised on the base: 93 - Scheier
    11-3/4 inches (29.8 cm) high


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    Essentially self-taught potters, this devoted couple who collaborated on the production of functional pots for many decades rose to become major figures in the studio pottery movement within a few years. Mary Scheier became expert in throwing thin-walled vessels while Ed became noted for his imaginative surface decorations and glazing.

    They were invited to teach at University of New Hampshire by David R. Campbell, director of the League of NH Craftsmen. The Scheiers lived, worked and taught in Durham from 1940 until 1968, when they moved to Oaxaca, Mexico. In 1978 the Scheiers moved to Green Valley, Arizona, where they lived until their deaths.

    The pottery of Mary and Edwin Scheier can be found in the museum collections of the American Craft Museum, the Everson Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Newark Museum, the Ceramic Research Center in Tempe, AZ, the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, and the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester.

    Condition Report*: Overall in very good condition.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    11th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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