Andrew Baird (American 1946-) Metallic Black Hand-Polished Ceramic Pot - Signed & Numbered. - image 1 of 8

Andrew Baird (American 1946-) Metallic Black Hand-Polished Ceramic Pot in the Style of Maria Martinez - Signed & Numbered. Signed Baird, 81. h: 5.5" x w: 9.5", 4 lbs 4.8 oz.
EXCELLENT CONDITION. NO CHIPS. NO CRACKS.

From an Interview: Q: Where did your interest in ceramics take you?
A: I began to show my work while I was still in school. Before I graduated and became a teacher, I was getting recognition for my work. My project for my MS degree was on Indian pottery. I figured out how to do the metallic black hand-polished finish that Maria Martinez was known for. It had been a closely held secret, but I figured it out and used it in a unique way. My method was to make a pot, disassemble it, and reassemble it to give it an ancient look. By the time I became a high school teacher, I had two or three major ceramics galleries and was selling high end pottery. By the mid nineteen-eighties, my work was carried by ten great galleries across the country and was getting five hundred dollars per pot, which was a nice supplement to my salary. The first hand-polished, broken, and reassembled pot that I sold in Santa Fe was purchased by Robert Redford, and that got me national attention.

Curators note: Very difficult to photograph because of the subtle metallic design.

ITEM ID
R3517
TYPE
Studio Pottery
COLOR
Black
STYLE
Native American
ORIGIN
United States • American
PURPOSE
Bowls
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Crescenzo Arts

Andrew Baird (American 1946-) Metallic Black Hand-Polished Ceramic Pot - Signed & Numbered.

$795


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