Magnificent Sanders Vase For your consideration, a museum-grade crystalline glazed porcelain vase by the well-known American studio potter, Herbert Sanders (1909-1988). Measuring 6 ¼" tall, 3/8" wide, and 3 wide and in shades of honey and beige, this fine vase is most probably from the 1950's and features Sanders' hallmark crystalline glaze. It is excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Herbert Sanders (1909-1988) was an important American studio potter and is best remembered for his research, development, and perfection of crystalline and luster glazes. Sanders was a long-time teacher at San Jose State University, where he established the ceramics department in the late 1930s and taught many who later became very accomplished ceramists, including Robert Arneson. He served as director of the School for American Craftsmen when it was at Alfred in New York State (well-known for their ceramics department). He returned to Ohio State University and, in 1951, became the first person in the United States to get a Ph.D. in ceramics. Sanders exhibited his work in Ceramic Nationals from 1933 on, earning numerous awards and inclusion in the historic 1937 Scandinavian Tour. This first-rate example of Sanders' mastery of specialized glazing techniques simultaneously radiates serenity and vitality.
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