Patera Studio Mid-Century Thrown Stoneware Art Pottery Shorebird Pot with Cork
Barbara Patera Studio Mid-Century Art Pottery Shorebird Pot with Cork Lid , Signed on the bottom and Dated '85. This is a thrown stoneware pot . The finish is rough and the blue and white bird which I assume is an egret is of raised smooth mat enamel as well as the blue band at the top.
It is 6.25" wide and 5.5" tall. The original cork shows some wear and is inclined to slip down a bit too far in the opening. The pot is in excellent condition.
Barbara Patera was a local artist from Issaquah, Washington who passed away 2010. She was a print maker and much earlier in the career pottery was her medium.