It's a quintessential example of Counts' work and why he's considered to be one of the most important American folk artists of the last century. The rounded body of the vase narrows at the neck then flares to a wide mouth. The piece is signed "Charles Counts" to the underside.It's in perfect condition. The base stands 16 inches high. The bottom's diameter measures 5 inches.
Charles Counts was born in Kentucky and later studied in California. Before moving to Nigeria to work with craftsmen there, he was a member of artist colonies in Georgia.
Throughout his life, he prioritized the preservation of Appalachian regional craft traditions, and sought to inform people of their cultural significance. Eventually Counts accepted a full-time teaching position at Maiduiguru University - only returning to the United States infrequently.In 2000, Counts died from malaria in Nigeria and was buried in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A stunning piece from Counts' studio. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "djusadj" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.