This is a nice vintage likely Jane Reuter Hitzeman unsigned studio pottery wall pocket vase. In pretty nice shape as the pics show with no nicks or chips but does have some minor wear and it comes exactly as shown.It measures 2 7/8" at the widest point, 9 1/2" tall and is 2 deep. The pieces came directly from the artist's estate and that's why I believe they created the piece. I have a number of others as well that are signed. Jane Hitzeman worked tirelessly with Herb to help build relations with alumni and friends in all schools at the University. In addition, she taught kindergarten and art to grades one through six while completing her B. In 1966 she joined the Parkway School District, where she taught art in the elementary and secondary schools. She received an Exceptional Teacher Award each year and later was appointed art supervisor for the district. There, she developed innovative methods for teaching art based on the five basic elements of designline, shape, color, texture, and formthe essential language for all art instruction. Jane earned a masters degree in education at Washington University in 1972 and began teaching there in the Graduate Institute of Education. She enjoyed helping students discover that teaching art is a creative process that enables them to become more aware of their surroundings and to express themselves in their own way. She also began conducting workshops and seminars for many community organizations and developed a curriculum for the Saint Louis Art Museums education department. Jane retired from teaching in 1985 but continues producing art. She has worked extensively in ceramics, sculpture, and fabrics, designing and making her clothes. More recently she has been working with paper, both as a two-dimensional and three-dimensional medium.
Jeff Pike, dean of the College and Graduate School of Art, says, Many of these pieces are quite experimental and, I think, embody Janes artistic ability and sense of humor. She has produced literally thousands of such works. Her productivity is an inspiration to us all.
The Hitzemans have been active in the community and continue to give back to their alma mater. In 2006 they made a gift commitment to establish and endow the Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Professorship for the Dean of the College and Graduate School of Art. The Hitzemans also sponsor the Jane Reuter Hitzeman Scholarship in Art as Fellows of the Eliot Society.
Info provided by Washington University In St. Like us on Facebook at The Option B Designery. The item "Vintage Likely Jane Reuter Hitzeman Studio Pottery Wall Pocket Vase" is in sale since Wednesday, September 17, 2014. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery".
The seller is "nceantiqueswntd" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.