Museum quality grade, Turquoise (green) color glaze. Penguin 7″ tall, circumference of bowl 10 1/4″. Paper label: Nicodemus Ferro-Stone on bowl. This is a very rare find especially with the two pieces together and with the paper label.
1901 Born Barberton, Ohio
1990 Died Ohio
1923 Cleveland Art School, Cleveland, Ohio
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE
1925-1930 Professor, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Ohio
Professor, Wittenberg College (now Wittenberg University), Springfield, Ohio
1930- Columbus Art School (now the Columbus College of Art and Design), Columbus, Ohio
1932 Dean, Columbus Art School (now the Columbus College of Art and Design), Columbus, Ohio
1943-1973 Proprietor, Nicodemus Ferro-Stone Ceramics, Clintonville, Ohio
Chester Nicodemus is known for mold-made small earthenware birds created with locally sourced clay. Nicodemus also made functional pottery, such as teapots and pitchers, and small animal sculptures.
Nicodemus founded and produced his ceramics at Nicodemus Ferro-Stone Ceramics in Clintonville, Ohio. Upon his death all molds were destroyed.
Nicodemus was also known for large scale bronze sculpture such as fountains.
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