|Prototype design- Carved Vase by Weston Neil Andersen|
|A sampling of cobbles- small inexpensive but individualistic ceramic art|
The entry road to the Center runs next to the sports field to the Wiscasset High School. Traveling on the road headed to Augusta from Wiscasset, the entry road is before on epasses the sports field. There is a red & white sign announcing the show.
The show includes work made by local artisans . We fit into both the vintage and local artisans category and will be displaying both.
|An early 1950's Andersen Chowder Bowl, signed in the hand written Andersen signature|
We have 467 pieces documented to date and a lot more to add. This includes everything from mint pieces to broken pieces. During the 65 years in which Andersen Design has been producing ceramic art and design, many one of a kind decorated pieces were created using our slip cast designs as a canvas. Back in the day, when there was no instant documentation technology. the best pieces were quickly sold without a record being made. We got to keep the broken or chipped works.
|A drawing of the author of this blog as a young girl by Brenda Andersen|
Although many of our retained works are broken, they represent a larger body of work that is out there across the American landscape, individualistic - one- of- a - kind artists work which has never been recorded for prosperity. This is one task we hope to accomplish through the Andersen Design Museum of American Designer Craftsmen.
So come to the show at WiscassetCommunity Center on Saturday and see what a historical perspective of one of America's most unusual and classic ceramic design companies looks like. See you there!
|Three of Brenda's Studio work done on the large Egg Form Vase by Weston|