A remarkable example of Pillin art pottery produced by the renowned artist Polia Pillin. Born in Poland in 1909, she immigrated to the America in 1924, settling in the Chicago area. In 1927 she met and married William Pillin. In 1936 the couple picked up their roots and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where they resided for several years before moving back to Chicago in the early 1940s. It was during this time that Polia began exploring her artistic talents by creating watercolor paintings, later moving to ceramics. In 1948 the Pillin family made their final move to the Los Angeles area where she set up a pottery in her garage. It was there where she created her beautiful works of art estimated to number around 10,000 pieces. Since no catalog or list was ever created, the sky is the limit as to what she produced with William’s help. Her final pottery piece was created in 1991, she passed a year later in 1992. This stout bowl is one of her many fine examples of beautiful art pottery. Her use of a taupe and beige mottled background allows her rainbow colored horse figures to stand out. Shape somewhat like a fruit bowl, the piece stands 6 1/8” tall, spans 7 3/4” across the top and measures 2 1/2” across the base. In absolutely pristine condition with no chips, cracks, damage or repairs. The inside, awash with a sea green glaze over the taupe base color, has no staining or residue from use. Usually her examples are covered with a fine crazing, this bowl seems to lack this aspect. A fantastic example of a very popular artist!! This bowl came with a small card of added information on the production of her pottery. Please enjoy all the pictures of this exquisite example.
Polia Pillin Art Pottery Bowl with Horses