Glen Lukens, Los Angeles, CA 1887-1967
Glenn Lukens was born in Missouri and later moved to Los Angeles to live and work in 1925. He had previously taught high school classes in Fullerton, California before becoming a professor at University of Southern California where he founded the ceramics program and taught metalwork in the architectural school. He spent eight years of his life searching for alkaline metals in the Mojave Desert that would help him discover and create a new blue glaze. Here is a lovely turquoise blue bowl that our photos do not do justice to. It has wonderful crackly, glass-like glazing and the color has varying shades. The glaze skips on the bottom are not chips.
8″ at its widest x 4 1/2″ tall
Excellent condition; signed
Qty = 1 $1900