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JAMES LOVERA (1920 - 2015)

Bulbous vase, vivid red-orange glaze, San Francisco, CA, ca. 1960; Glazed earthenware; Signed; 9" x 8"; Provenance: Private collection, California; Exhibited: Association of San Francisco Potters, Eleventh Exhibition, M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA, December 1, 1960 - January 3, 1961

Sale Price: $2,125

Estimate: $1,250 - $1,750

Condition Report

Excellent condition, complete with original exhibition booklet.


California native James Lovera learned from and worked with the Natzlers, F. Carlton Ball, and Marguerite Wildenhain and was heavily influenced by his travels in Japan, leading to his development of a pared down aesthetic focused primarily on exquisitely thrown shapes. He treated the vessel as a canvas, experimenting with glazes and pushing the limits of each firing, the results of which are as varied as they are beautiful.