Harding Black, San Antonio, TX   1940-1990

Harding Black was a master American ceramics artist, who was active from the 1930s to the 1990s. Early in his career, he worked for the WPA and also taught ceramics classes to children at San Antonio’s Witte Museum.   His main focus was pottery, but during the 1940’s he started making tiles showing scenes from everyday life in Mexico.     This vintage panel is an adorable depiction of children breaking a piñata.  The twelve tiles are each 6″ x 6″ and colorful glazes have a satiny finish.   Four of the tiles have been professionally glued, but there is no evidence of this on the front of the tiles.

24″ x 18″ x  1/2″ thick

Great condition

Qty = 1 $9000