This elegant three-piece set of Modernist dripware works is by Blue Mountain Pottery.
The graceful forms of each piece bears Blue Mountain Pottery's well-known green and black glaze. The underglaze is almost black but in the path of light, the black shines with an iridescent sheen of blues and purples. The green drip glaze flows downward, interspersed with white.
The variation in colour and the effect of gravity on the glaze evokes imagery of the Boreal forests surrounding the Blue Mountains, which the glaze is said to be inspired by. An interesting property of the glaze is that the glaze is not opaque - under bright light, the brown shades of the clay underneath begin to shine through.
Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. There is mild crazing across each piece that is commensurable with the age - please see photos as part of the condition report. The underside of the base for each piece is marked, 1 piece is marked with 'BMP Canada' and the other 2 pieces are marked with the three-tree, Canada mark.
Pitcher Vase - height: c. 7" / 18 cm (from base to rim) x c. 5.9" / 15 cm wide (across widest point). Base diameter c. 2.4" / 6 cm.
Jug - height: c. 2.8" / 7 cm (from base to rim) x c. 3.9" / 10 cm wide (across widest point). Base diameter c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm.
Sugar Bowl - height: c. 2.8" / 7 cm (from base to rim) x c. 3.9" / 10 cm wide (across widest point). Base diameter c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm.
Unpackaged weight [all pieces]: c. 1 kg / 972 g
Ceramics will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Blue Mountain Pottery was founded by Josef Weider in Collingwood, Ontario just after World War II, and was named after the neighbouring Blue Mountains. Blue Mountain Pottery, also known as BMP, produced a range of pieces such as kitchenware, vases, ashtrays and bowls, as well as a variety of animal forms.
The Blue Mountain glaze effect was hand-produced with a 2-step brush and dip process, resulting in each piece being unique. Blue Mountain Pottery eventually closed in December 2004.