This hand-thrown and altered stoneware vessel was created by Estelle Halper circa 1960. It features a unique volcanic glaze fired to cone 10 in an electric kiln. It is a one-of-a-kind.
Halper (1918-1980) studied at the Greenwich House Pottery and the Art Students' League in New York City. From her studio in Eastchester, New York, she experimented with various clay bodies, mixed her own clay in a pug mill, and developed her famous volcanic turquoise and blue glazes. She founded the pottery program at the Hudson River Museum, where she taught 1956-1978.
Thrown and glazed stoneware
7.5" diameter x 11" high