Harding Black Hand-Thrown Urn

On July 13, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX   c.1940-1990 Vintage lidded urn is dated 1969 and has shades of blue that blend into black towards the footed bottom.     Has a satiny finish and made with heavy red clay. 8  1/2″ tall Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $325  

Scenic Harding Black Tile

On May 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 This vintage tile depicts a Mexican pottery maker attending to her/his wares.   Brightly colored glazes have a satiny finish.  Harding Black’s work has been exhibited nationwide and he published articles on his vast library of glazes in Ceramics Monthly from 1953-1964.   Stamp on back is hard to […]

Harding Black Decorated Tile

On May 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 Mr. Black’s tiles depicted daily life among Mexican people.   Most of his tile work was done in the 1940’s before his focus turned to producing amazing glazes on pottery.   The images were glazed within incised lines and his tiles were usually self framed.   There is a […]

Harding Black Large Ashtray

On March 17, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX   circa 1940-1990 Shades of purple and green are predominant in the mottled glazing on this vintage ashtray.    Artist signed and dated 1962.  Harding Black was a skilled ceramist, but his true passion lay in glaze research.   He was known as the “Dean of Texas Ceramics.” 8  1/2″ […]

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 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 […]