Harding Black Glaze Samples

On August 5, 2015, in American Tiles, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  C1940-1995 As a young man, Harding Black became interested in ceramics while excavating ancient Indian mounds in the Big Bend area of Texas and during his long life created perhaps the largest body of personal glaze research in the United States during the 20th century.    Here are 3 of his […]

Harding Black Rooster Tile Vintage

On August 5, 2015, in American Tiles, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  C1940-1995 This winsome rooster tile is dated 1945 and is an outstanding example of Harding Black’s tile work.   He mainly produced pottery so we get excited to find his old tiles.   This one has polychrome glazes, matte and satiny, and a charming rooster; self framed. 5  3/4″ sq […]

Harding Black Framed Panel

On May 16, 2013, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  c1940-1995 Harding Black is from San Antonio, Texas, and is best known for his beautiful glazes, and is considered by many to be a ceramics pioneer and one of the significant historical figures in 20th century American ceramics.   His 12-tile panel depicts a Mexican man with his ox-driven cart […]

Harding Black Madonna & Child Panel

On July 20, 2011, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  C1940-1995 Revered San Antonio, Tx glaze master, ceramist and studio potter, Harding Black created this circa 1940’s molded, hand-pressed 12-tile panel depicting a tender Madonna & Child.  The classic Spanish-Colonial design is executed in vibrant, polychrome vellum glazes on a thick, red earthenware body.  Here we see an impressive example […]

Harding Black Bowl

On January 25, 2011, in Pottery, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX   C1940-1995 This Harding Black piece, signed and made in 1985  has wonderful glazing. Glossy deep maroon is mixed with white and has a mottled appearance.  Harding’s glazes are always remarkable and he has built one of the largest and most unique bodies of individual glaze research in the U.S. 6 […]