David Cressey for Earthgender

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David Cressey for Earthgender

Post by Calderdoran on November 22nd 2013, 8:44 pm

Hello,

First post, but have been collecting studio pottery for many years and also dealing in all sorts of Mid Century design too.  I recently found these wonderful planters and also have one raw with no glaze.  These pots are quite large.  The BIG one is 25" high and 24" wide and probably weighs 100+ lbs.  Beautiful white glaze with iron oxide speckles.  The raw glazed pot is the same exact pot as the large white one and the clay body is reddish with iron oxide speckles.   I have seen these pots attributed to David Cressey for Earthgender and am pretty sure that is what they are but thought it might be useful to get some other opinions.

I was unable to find out exact dates for Earthgender production, so any info on age would also be welcome.

Thanks in advance for your input.

David





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Re: David Cressey for Earthgender

Post by NaomiM on November 22nd 2013, 9:10 pm

Looks right. Don't know much about the potter but found this info:

http://www.reform-modern.com/artists_cressey.html

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Absolutely

Post by Calusa on January 14th 2014, 3:40 am

Definitely David Cressey pots--identical to an unglazed version shown at the Reform site provided by NaomiM. I have a large Earthgender Cressey "Thumb Pot" with the same glaze. I believe Earthgender was in operation in early to mid 1970's. Interestingly, I met a potter named Jon Pacini who worked at Earthgender (for Cressey and Robert Maxwell); Pacini told me though Cressey and Maxwell designed the pots, they were most likely thrown and decorated by hired workers including himself. Pacini now works at a major ceramic supply house in Southern California (Laguna Clay) mixing custom clay bodies. Cressey is perhaps best known for being the "Artist in Residence" and establishing the "Pro Artisan" line of hand made pottery and sculpture for Architectural Pottery, which was the quintessential manufacturer of Mid Century Modern ceramics in the USA.
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