Steuben Glass, widely acclaimed as the finest quality crystal ever made, was made in Steuben's Corning, NY plant by a notable design staff and highly skilled union labor. Sadly, Steuben ended its 109 year history when production ceased in 2011.
Dansk, founded the 1950's, introduced the Scandinavian modern esthetic to tableware for the American home. Since then, Dansk has been known for clean, modern design in casual tableware.
Mottahedeh is known for producing the highest quality tableware and giftware in porcelain, faience, brass, and other materials, with an emphasis on reproduction china, historically-inspired forms, and museum-licensed products.
Eva Zeisel, (1906-2011) was one of the great designers of the twentieth century. She is especially known for her sensuous, organic ceramic forms.
Pewabic is an American Arts-and-Crafts pottery in Detroit, MI. Founded in 1903, it is housed in its original building, a National Historic Landmark. It is a multifaceted institution- a pottery and tile factory, a interior design studio, an educational facility with studio space and community programs, a museum, and a retail store for pottery and tile.
Val St. Lambert is a Belgian crystal manufacturer, founded in 1826.
Wilton-Armetale manufactures cast aluminum tableware in Mt. Joy, PA.
I have made the master models for many pieces of Haeger's decorative ware- over 100 different original shapes.
Reco International was established in 1967, and has been well-known as a manufacturer and distributor of ceramic housewares. I worked with Reco for 30 years, and have designed and/or modeled many of their kitchenware and serveware products.
In 1992, I sculpted the model for the reproduction of the Cadwalader Mirror, in the collection of the Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, DE
L'esperance Tile makes beautiful handmade ceramic tile in their studio near Saratoga Springs, NY.
Recent Shop Talk
How to design molds for slipcast plates, platters, shallow bowls and similar forms
Solo show of Prints, Drawings, and Collages at the Bethlehem (NY) Public Library
A suite of collages with Jokers
A few selections of figure drawings from recent years.
Three shapes for Rookwood/Mottahedeh
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