I recently sold some items made by sculptor Herman Kleiner who established Creek Turn pottery in Hainesport New Jersey. Kleiner studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in the 1930's and upon graduating established CREEK TURN POTTERY. Kleiner submitted his sculpture to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibitions of which one was accepted and exhibited. He made original terracotta sculptures by hand, and produced pottery molds, Bisque ware, Lamp bases and also manufactured glazes that were used by several prominent American potters. His company Dynasty glazes sold glazes to potters such as Waylande Gregory, Glidden Parker and other Alfred potters and his articles on glazes and glaze chemistry appeared in several Studio pottery trade publications throughout the 1950's and 1960's. Although Kleiner never achieved the status of some of his colleagues, his work is wonderful and I will be offering several pieces on Ebay in the near future.
I am selling a Palshus stoneware organic vase with unusual glaze. A signed Per Linneman-Schmidt vase.
Size: 4 1/2 inches tall.
Kleiner was influenced by the Scandinavian 1950's and 1960's style and kept craft and design magazines published from those countries that helped in his lamp designs. His lamps are sought after and have high price tags in the MODERNIST marketplace. Stay tuned as I will be offering several of his signed original lamp bases and sculpture from the 1950's and 1960's as well as some rare ceramics and hand thrown pottery.
This is a once in a life time auction you will not see these again as CREEK TURN has long been closed and the items offered are from Herman Kleiner's estate.