Marguerite Wildenhain Signed Pond Farm Studio Pottery Vase
A Pond Farm studio pottery vase by American Bauhaus-trained artist Marguerite Wildenhain (1896-1985). This vessel has vertical stripes, alternating in pairs of unglazed and terracotta and black sections. At the neck and opening of the vase, blue glaze has been used. The verso is inscribed "Pond Farm" and is marked with Marguerite Wildenhain's mark.
Marguerite Wildenhain was born in France, moving to the United States in 1940 and joining Pond Farm, an artists' colony in California. While studying at the Bauhaus, Wildenhain worked alongside artists Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Gerhard Marcks, and Max Krehan. In 1925, she became the first woman in Germany to earn the Master Potter certification. A year later, she studied at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design.
3.5” W x 5.5” H x 3.5” D.
Age appropriate wear. Some small areas of chipped/flaked glaze near the bottom edge. There are three small nicks/chips in the rim, one to the top and two to the underside.
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