Rick Mahaffey on tue 15 jan 08
Glen Lukens was the teacher F Carlton Ball. Carlton used to teach at Mills
College. He had a ceramics guild there where they held sales to help fund
the program. Carlton used to sell his glaze tests. There was one older
woman who bought many many of those glaze tests. When she died she left
them to the Oakland Art Museum. You might find some of those in the sale
as well............... Would be worth pretty good money, I think.
Mike Gordon on tue 15 jan 08
A friend (a collector of things ) sent me this article from the
Antiques Roadshow Insider, in the article Glen Lukens ( 1887 - 1967 ),
taught at the University of Southern California, in 1932 and prior to
that he taught ceramics and jewelry at a high school and jr. college in
Fullerton, California. The article shows a jade green glaze that
crawled, on an earthenware bowl, size not given, but is now valued at
around $12,000. Another bowl c. 1955 , 18-3/4" ( doesn't say whether
it's height or width ) but sold at auction at Bonhams in 2002 for
$23,375. He did a lot of experimenting with glazes, dug his own clay
and tested raw materials from the Mojave Desert and Death Valley. The
other bowls were in the range of 3-1/2" and looked a lot like glaze
tests. I'm going to the "White Elephant Sale", which is a fund raiser
for the Oakland Museum of Art, just across the bay from San Francisco,
Ca. I will be sure to look in the bric a brac section this year! Ya
never know! Mike Gordon
Ivor and Olive Lewis on thu 17 jan 08
Dear Rick Mahaffey,
You say ....<>...
Is this a typo error or are you saying F. Carlton Ball was the Non de =
Plume of Glen Lukens ? ?
Nevertheless, interesting to know that there is commercial and =
collectable value in Glaze test pieces.
Mike Gordon on fri 18 jan 08
F. Carleton Ball was a student of Glen Lukens. Ball taught at Mills,
California College of Arts & Crafts & USC. Mike Gordon
On Jan 16, 2008, at 9:14 PM, Ivor and Olive Lewis wrote:
> Dear Rick Mahaffey,
> You say ....<>...
> Is this a typo error or are you saying F. Carlton Ball was the Non de
> Plume of Glen Lukens ? ?
> Nevertheless, interesting to know that there is commercial and
> collectable value in Glaze test pieces.
> Best regards,
> Ivor Lewis.
> South Australia.
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