Rare Hal Lasky 1921- 2010 MCM Sgraffito Geometrically Carved Terracotta Finish 5" Tall 3.25” Across Condition is Fantastic. Shipped with UPS Ground.
Un-Glazed Puerto Rican Pottery (1948–1966) Tumbler ~ Signed Puerto Rican Pottery on Bottom ~ Terracotta condition: Very good to excellent without chips, cracks or staining.
"In December 1947 Lasky was asked by Teodoro Moscoso, architect of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company's Operation Bootstrap, to come to Puerto Rico to manage a small ceramic operation the Puerto Rican government had recently established. The operation had been supervised originally by the husband and wife team of Edwin Scheier and Mary Goldsmith.
In 1948 the operation was privatized and funded by a private bank. The pottery produced a line of hand crafted terra cotta dinnerware and artware. Common dinnerware shapes were mugs, cups, tumblers, plates, bowls (covered and uncovered), tureens, casserole dishes, trays, teapots and pitchers. Artware shapes included vases of various size, ashtrays, hooded candle holders, planters, incense pots, candelabra and lamp bases. The most common design patterns are sgraffito-- shapes, symbols, and stylized figures of fruit and animals. Less common are inscriptions in English and Spanish or contours of human faces. Colors used in the glazes ranged from red, red and black, blue, blue and green, black, green, yellow, peach, teal, turquoise, as well as other colors.
Although all pieces were pressed not thrown, each piece was individually designed, painted and woodfired —unique forms of art on their own. Lasky developed a one step firing process that enabled him to produce pottery inexpensively and quickly" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_Pottery