Iris Hand-Painted Studio Stoneware signed JSH...or JSG... or JSA?
(Rochester, NY, USA)
12" Shallow Dish signed JSH...or JSG... or JSA?
I worked at a pottery studio in the summer between high school and college and fell in love. I pick up pieces whenever I like them and my collection evolves. I'll hang onto a piece for a while and sometimes give away or resell. This one I've had for a while but I don't remember where I found it.
It's a 12-inch heavy (4 lbs!) shallow dish, wheel-thrown and skillfully hand-painted. The mark is the potter's initials. I know the letters are JS... and the last letter, I'm not sure! It looks like an "h". Doesn't it seem odd for it to be lower-case? I'm thinking JSG or JSA.
I've looked everywhere for an artist with those initials. As of yet, I haven't found a-one. I only found another person looking to identify the same artist.
I love the concept of this site! I enjoy the search for the STORY behind pieces I find as much as I enjoy the piece. It adds so much dimension.
Semi-unrelated but you'll enjoy - recently I found a very old PYREX bowl that Corning Museum curators were excited to see. They tell me it's prototype from 1922 when they came up with the idea to make their bowls white! Amazing.