JOHN MANKAMEYER MANKA CRYSTALLINE GLAZE STUDIO POTTERY VASE ARTS CRAFT PORCELAIN

FROM THE ESTATE OF JOHN "MANKA" MANKAMEYER (1933-2015)

HERE'S A GORGEOUS GOLD AND PALE GOLDEN-GREEN CRYSTALLINE GLAZE STUDIO ART PORCELAIN VASE BY CALIFORNIA AND MONTANA ARTIST JOHN MANKAMEYER (BETTER KNOWN AS MANKA)!

The following crystalline glazed porcelain vase has come directly from the estate of the artist John Mankameyer, who died on July 31, 2015, in Billings, Montana. Because John stopped selling his work in galleries after moving back to Miles City, Montana, in 2000, this is a rare opportunity to see and obtain examples that have never before been available. This vase and others will be sold through my Singeldad profile here on e-Bay.

Measuring approximately eight and three eighths inches (8 3/8") in height, five and one half inches (5 1/2") across the vase's body at its widest point, by three inches (3") across the base, and made of hand-thrown porcelain, this beautiful example of Manka pottery is in perfect condition and is dated 2010. This Manka porcelain vase displays an explosion of beautiful gold crystals set against a pale golden-green background glaze.

The vase has an incised signature "Manka JY-24-2010 Z"

Condition: Again, this beautiful example of Manka porcelain is in perfect condition!

Please scroll down to read the biography about John Mankameyer.

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JOHN "MANKA" MANKAMEYER (b. 1933 - d. 2015) BIO

John William "Manka" Mankameyer, age 81 and nationally respected Montana potter of Miles City, passed on July 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm, while staying at the Billings Health Clinic for rehabilitation of a stroke.

A native to Miles City, John was born November 12, 1933, the second and last child to William C. and Clara E. Mankameyer. John's sister Joyce was born in 1930. His parents moved to Arvada, Wyoming, where John lived until the age of seven when his parents separated. He spent the next part of childhood living in different places with his mother, which included Spearfish, South Dakota, Mineral, Washington, Tacoma, Washington, and finally Eugene, Oregon - where he graduated from high school in 1952.

John then attended junior college in Eugene until he joined the United States Air Force at the beginning of 1955. He was stationed in Turkey and Italy during the early part of the Vietnam War conflict where he was a communications technician and radio operator. He received his honorable discharge in 1963.

After his discharge John moved to San Francisco where he worked at various technical jobs for about one year before moving back to Miles City. With his training in electronics during the war, he decided to open a television and radio repair shop just off of downtown's Main Street. However, a side interest at that time was collecting Montana Agate, which he then made into jewelry. Within a few years this became his full-time business known as John's Agate Shop. It was there that he designed and sold his gold and silver jewelry set with Montana Moss Agate and other gem stones. John's interest in making jewelry continued the rest of his life.

Following the dissolution of his one and only short-lived and childless marriage during the early 1970s, John found the true passion of his life - "clay"! From 1975 to 2015, John lived and breathed pottery, or more specifically the art of making Crystalline Glazes on Porcelain. In fact, he obtained a national reputation for his accomplishments with crystalline glazes and sophisticated ceramic forms. And because he signed his pottery with the moniker of "Manka" (short for Mankameyer), John became known within the ceramic field by this nickname.

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