Southwestern Inspiration

Schlossberg West German Vase with Native American Inspiration (LEO Design)

From the first moment I laid eyes on this piece, it reminded me of a piece of Native American art pottery.  The shape is classic, not unlike an Indian ceramic vessel.  But it is the mantle of glaze-painted “feathers,” draped around the shoulder of the piece, which leads me to my conclusion.  Did North American indigenous design influence the West Germans?  Is it just coincidence? Or am I just crazy?

The piece above, made in the 1960’s or 1970’s by Schlossberg, is part of a newly-received shipment of red art pottery, now in-store.  Please come into the shop to see the full collection or peruse our on-line shop to see selected pieces.  You may also click on the photo above to learn more about (or purchase) the piece above.

More Modernist art pottery tomorrow.

For the Holidays, LEO Design is now open from noon to 10:00 pm daily.