Courage doesn’t have anything to do with becoming an artist. It’s just something you want to do. I think it’s inside you.

Mary Scheier

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Husband and wife duo Edwin and Mary Scheier enjoyed a prolific and prodigious career that spanned nearly six decades. Their lifelong collaboration began in the late 1930s when they worked for the federal Works Progress Administration. Not long after, the two married and then spent a year as traveling puppeteers before obtaining the opportunity to study ceramics at the Tennessee Valley Authority Ceramic Laboratory. The rest, as they say, is history; the couple fell in love with pottery, Mary becoming incredibly adept at throwing pots, and Edwin at glazing and decoration.

In 1940 they relocated to Durham, New Hampshire at the behest of architect David R. Campbell to work at the University of New Hampshire, where Edwin taught and Mary was artist-in-residence. They settled in and stayed for nearly thirty years, garnering a dedicated following of students and clients, and periodically taking trips to Oaxaca, Mexico to soak up the ancient culture and design. Edwin and Mary moved to Oaxaca full-time in the late 1960s where they lived and worked for nearly ten years before making their final move to Green Valley, Arizona. While in Oaxaca, Edwin branched out into weavings and sculpture, working in indigenous guanacaste wood and designing tapestries that were then woven by local craftspeople.

Auction Results Edwin and Mary Scheier

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Tall chalice form | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Tall chalice form
estimate: $1,800–2,400
result: $4,375

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Large chalice form | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Large chalice form
estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $3,750

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Charger | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Charger
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $3,250

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Tall chalice form | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Tall chalice form
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $3,072

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Charger | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Charger
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $3,000

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Large footed bowl | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Large footed bowl
estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $2,750

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Large bowl | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Large bowl
estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $2,750

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Large chalice form | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Large chalice form
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,500

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, charger | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

charger
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $2,375

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, vessel with heads | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

vessel with heads
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,304

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Weaving of a nude figure | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Weaving of a nude figure
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,250

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Large vessel | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Large vessel
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,250

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Large chalice form | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Large chalice form
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $2,125

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Early and Large bowl | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Early and Large bowl
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,000

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Early vessel | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Early vessel
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,000

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Tall early vase | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Tall early vase
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,000

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Early chalice form | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Early chalice form
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,875

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Fine large early bowl | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Fine large early bowl
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,875

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Large vessel | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Large vessel
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,875

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Early low bowl | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Early low bowl
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $1,750

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Early chalice form | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Early chalice form
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,750

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Large chalice form | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Large chalice form
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,625

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Untitled (Nude Female and Male Figure) | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Untitled (Nude Female and Male Figure)
estimate: $1,350–1,750
result: $1,625

EDWIN AND MARY SCHEIER, Early vessel | ragoarts.com

Edwin and Mary Scheier

Early vessel
estimate: $1,400–1,900
result: $1,500