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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 385

6 Rising Fawn Art Pottery Items by Charles Counts

Estimate: $400 - $500

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Grouping of six (6) Rising Fawn art pottery items by Charles Counts (Kentucky, 1934-2000) including one (1) tall lidded urn, one (1) lidded bowl, two (2) bowls and two (2) plate forms. All with various glazes, some with applied slip decoration and others with incised decoration. Lidded pieces are inscribed "Charles Counts", remaining pieces are inscribed "Rising Fawn". Ranging in size from 1 1/2" H x 7" dia. to 10 1/4" H. Biography: The Kentucky born potter, designer, textile artist, and quilter Charles Counts was also a social activist, as well as a writer and teacher who worked to preserve the art forms of his native Appalachia. Counts attended Berea College in Kentucky and earned a master's degree in pottery and weaving at Southern Illinois University in 1957. He then studied under Bauhaus-trained master potter, Marguerite Wildenhain in California and also did advanced work in ceramic technology at the University of Southern California under Carlton Ball and Susan Peterson. Counts established a pottery studio with his wife Rubynelle in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1959, before moving to Lookout Mountain, Georgia in 1963. His Georgia studio was called The Pottery Shop at Rising Fawn. The Counts helped form the Designer-Craftsmen of the Southern Appalachians, and were prominent members of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild. They later moved to Nigeria where Charles taught at the University of Maiduguri until his death.

Condition

All pieces excellent condition.

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Collection of John H. and Carol R. Evans, Farragut, Tennessee.