Good condition. Minor scratches and wear throughout.
3.5″W x 2.5″H
This ceramic ornament by Nicodemus Pottery depicts a stylized line portrait of the Virgin Mary cradling the newborn Christ child, His holiness indicative of a minute halo Nicodemus has carved into the clay. A lasting figure in the Columbus art scene, Chester Nicodemus (1901-1990) imbues gentle reverence onto this ornament, making it the perfect addition to the crafty Christmas tree or holiday décor arrangement. This ceramic ornament is glazed in a glossy, translucent white and has been stamped and affixed with Nicodemus’ studio insignia en verso, ensuring its authenticity.
About the Artist:
Chester Nicodemus (1901-1990) was a Columbus, Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher known for his small clay birds, as well as other wildlife, teapots and pitchers. His pieces are recognizable as being produced with variously colored translucent glazes, which enhanced the redness of the high iron content of Ohio clay to create a russet brown undertone. Nicodemus earned a degree from Cleveland Art School and then went on to teach at Dayton Art School and Wittenberg College. In 1932, he became dean at the Columbus College of Art and Design and later taught at The Ohio State University and served as president of the Columbus Art League. All of Nicodemus’ molds and glazes were destroyed upon his death at his request.
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