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Pottery Arts Video


Three videos are presented here on ceramic artists, all contemporary, with different styles and approaches


Bobby Jaber


Bobby Jaber, a porcelain artist with a BS in the Sciences and a Masters of Fine Arts, has been a high school chemistry and physics teacher for more than 25 years. In his evolving Octahedral Porcelain Process, Jaber effortlessly combines elements from both the sciences and the arts. Seven years in its evolution, this approach to sculpting spherical porcelain vessels focuses on combining the exactitude of measurement, the mathematics of the sphere and exercises in geometry with the unique aesthetics of embedded design. The embedded geometric design patterns of these unique porcelain vessels embody many of  Buckminster Fuller’s elaborations of synergetics, a geometric system based on his attempts to understand “Nature’s Design.”


This short documentary has been produced by Bobby’s nephew Dave Altizer.


PORCELAINIA from Dave Altizer on Vimeo.



” As a sculptor of porcelain using neriage as a technique, the challenge for me is to express as accurately as possible, an idea whose perfection exists only in the mind. “  .. Bobby Jaber



Miletas Bobby Jaber ceramics

Miletas – Bobby Jaber

This piece is named for the birthplace of Thales (640-546 BC), a teacher of Pythagoras and the first Greek mathematician to unify geometry and mathematics with astronomy.




Niels Bohr Bobby Jaber

Niels Bohr – Bobby Jaber

( Quantum Series )



Bobby Jaber-Ceramic Vessel

Bobby Jaber – Ceramic Vessel



Planck - Bobby Jaber

Planck – Bobby Jaber



Porcelain Vessel

Porcelain Vessel – Bobby Jaber




Bobby Jaber



Three videos are presented here on ceramic artists, all contemporary, with  different styles and approaches.   – Large  Archigh fired, matt finish, great rhombicocidodecahedron

Bobby Jaber


Fleur04 Bobby Jaber

Three videos are presented here on ceramic artists, all contemporary, with  different styles and approaches.  – Bobby Jaber



High-fired,-polished-finish Geometrica 06

Geometrica 06   – High fired, polished finish, truncated tetrahedron

Bobby Jaber





Abstract 05 – bisque fired, matt finish, dodecahedron.

Bobby Jaber




Archaea Bobby Jaber

Archaea – Bobby Jaber





Bobby Jaber





David and Margaret Frith


David and Margaret have been creating pottery together for fifty years.  Hard work and commitment underlie this unique partnership. Their pots are firmly located in the contemporary but express the legacy of diverse traditions.  Margaret produces delicate forms with painted or carved motifs in porcelain and David works on a larger scale with high fired stoneware.


50 Years of Brookhouse Pottery:  27 July – 8 September 2013  Ruthin Craft Center, Denbighshire UK


David and Margaret Frith opening at Ruthin Craft Center 2013 from Steve Tootell on Vimeo.




Frith-D Woodfired Platter

Woodfired Platter – D.Frith





David Frith

David Frith



Montpellier Gallery---David Frith

David Frith

( Montpellier Gallery )





Multi faceted bottle  glazed in dense black tenmoku glaze.- David Frith

( oakwood ceramics )




Large bottle in grey stoneware body, covered in reddish brown metallic glaze, tessha. Neck covered in celadon glaze. – 1984

Margaret and David Frith

( Aberystwyth Uni Collection )



Oakwood ceramics David Frith

Ginger Jar – David Frith

Oakwood ceramics



Friths Brookhouse Pottery

Frith’s Brookhouse Pottery



Squared Ginger Jar by David Frith

Squared Ginger Jar by David Frith





Vase Margaret Frith

Vase – Margaret Frith



aa-gallery David Frith teabowl

 David Frith teabowl

( aa gallery )



Margaret Frith ceramic vessel

Margaret Frith ceramic vessel

( Ruthin craft centre )



Large plate vine leaf decoration

Large plate vine leaf decoration – David Frith

( Aberystwyth Uni Collection )



Teabowl by Margaret Frith Bowie Gallery

Teabowl by Margaret Frith

( Bowie Gallery )


 Diana Fayt


Moving to San Francisco in the early nineties, Diana made her way as a server in restaurants while cultivating her artistic vision. It was in one of theses restaurants she met businesswoman Maggie Nugent of Synergy Designs, a ceramics wholesale outfit. Diana began designing for Synergy shortly thereafter. Her tenure with Synergy sent her back to Hungary, a factory in Hodmezovasarhely (Beavertown) where the Diana Fayt collection was produced. The work was imported and sold in the U.S from 1998 until 2002.

Drawing on her background as a painter, sculptor, printmaker and clayer, her surfaces are alive with strange and exotic stories, part folklore and part personal narrative. Diana has continued to produce her own enigmatic, one of a kind work.


Diana Fayt • Ceramic Artist from aliengirl on Vimeo.





Diana Fayt Precipitation Place Setting

Diana Fayt – Precipitation Place Setting



Funghi & feather platter

Funghi & feather platter – Diana Fayt





Cylinder Vases

Cylinder Vases – Diana Fayt





Painted stones Diana Fayt

Painted stones – Diana Fayt





Water Lily Bowl – Diana Fayt

Chartreuse, ice blue interior, white water lily.



Flowers vases - Diana Fayt

Flowers vases – Diana Fayt





Diana Fayt Joshua tree

Diana Fayt ( on left ) at a  joshua tree.





Spring-Summer collection Diana Fayt

Spring-Summer collection – Diana Fayt





Blue Zsuzsi Vases – Diana Fayt


Large Poppy Bowl

Large Poppy Bowl




Bee – Diana Fayt





Black eyed susan and black bird - large oval dish

Black eyed susan and black bird – large oval plate

Diana Fayt





Ceramic canteen – Diana Fayt



Diana Fayt - Red Canteen

Diana Fayt –  Red Canteen



Diana Fayt - orange plate with blackbird

Diana Fayt – orange plate with blackbird






Spider cups

Three goose neck vases

Three goose neck vases

Small bowl stack

Small bowl stack

Diana’s website http://www.dianafayt.com/

Patricia Baitler – Uraguay




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Two Glaze Combination Technique with Lisa Bare Culp



Collecting Cookie and Biscuit jars


McCoy-chef cookie jar

Vintage McCoy Cookie Jar


Raiding the cookie jar


McCoy, American Bisque, Brush, Abingdon, Regal China, Roseville and Shawnee — all the grand old pottery companies in the USA, made cookie jars of some type or another and they are all highly collectible brands. Likewise in Europe, some of the famous brands like Royal Dalton, Moorcroft, Wedgewood, Royal Staffordshire and Clarice Cliff all produced cookie jars or biscuit jars, as they preferred to call them.  Cookie/biscuit barrels or jars, have been used in England since the latter part of the 18th century. This coincided with the rise in popularity of the ritual of afternoon tea drinking. In the USA, cookie jars started to appear around 1929 and went into wider production during the ’30s, the  Brush Pottery Company in Zanesville being recognized as the first. The golden age  for American cookie jar production covers the years from 1940 until 1970, with several manufacturers rising to prominence.

Monroe cookie jar porcelain

Marilyn Monroe ” Teal Dress ” Limited Edition cookie jar ( from Happy Memories ) 1995


In 1988, Sotheby`s auctioned off Andy Warhol’s belongings, including 175 cookie jars. The New York auction house estimated they would fetch $7,000. After the spirited bidding had reached its final conclusion, the collection had gone for $247,830. Most of the  of the interest was generated by the Warhol name but it also put cookie jars into a different dimension of respectability in the collecting sphere. A discernible lift in the interest in cookie jar collecting followed. Over the decades Cookie Jars have represented various pop culture trends and have quite often featured outlandish designs.

Even newer cookie jars are in demand. Collectors are purchasing  jars made in the `70s, `80s and ’90s  if they are Limited Editions or in mint condition.



Roseville cookie jar with flower decorative motif

Roseville Art Pottery Jar


Indian-cookie-jar by McCoy

McCoy Indian cookie jar




Playful kittens cookie jar

Kittens with ball of yarn cookie jar



Ceramic cookie jar yellow bird sitting on white cat

White cat with yellow bird Cookie Jar




honey-beehive Cookie Jar

Bees and beehive cookie jar



Dice-cookie jar with pink panther lid

Cookie Jar Memorabilia – Pink Panther



Tuscan-Style-Pottery-biscuit jar

Aqua Blue Tuscan Styled Jar



 Antique Limoges Porcelain Iris motif Biscuit Jar

 Antique Limoges Porcelain Iris Biscuit Jar –  FRANCE 1883-1919

( Megan’s antiques – Etsy )



Moorcroft ceramic biscuit jar with brass metal lid and handle

Antique Macintyre Moorcroft Cookie Jar.

Sold on Ebay for $1,455.




Glazed mixed with unglazed deep brown earthenware jar




Lidded Jar – Steve Rolf



cavanbluebunnyHenry Cavanaugh Ceramicar Photo Bab Crews

Cavanaugh Ceramicar Blue Bunny cookie jar

Photo-  Bab Crews



Ceramic Red Orange Bird Jar - raku fired by Davis Vachon

Ceramic Red Orange Bird Jar – raku fired

( Davis Vachon )



Chinese cloisonné ginger jar with floral decoration

Chinese cloisonné ginger jar – they usually end up being used for cookies



Vintage McCoy Pottery,hat wearing W.C.Fields cookie Jar

Vintage McCoy Pottery,W.C.Fields Jar.

Antique handpainted porcelain biscuit jar with hand painted botanical decoration

Antique handpainted porcelain biscuit jar

( TwinSpruceAntiques )

Soul-Tones-jar for cookies - Three soul brothers singing

Soul Tones by Clay Art (California)



Sarah-Walton-Ceramic lidded cookie jar/cannister

Sarah Walton Ceramic Jar



Chinese Cobalt Decorated Ceramic jar with flat lid

Chinese Cobalt Decorated Ceramic jar



Perched parrot cookie jar - red, gold, black and green

Parrot in Tropical Jungle Jar



Vintage Cookie Jar Daisy Brinns 1965 relief daisy decoration

Vintage Cookie Jar Daisy Brinns 1965



Green Ceramic Smiling Hippo cookie jar - California USA Pottery.

Ceramic Hippo cookie jar –  California USA Pottery.



howdy doody cookie jar - smiling red head boys face

Howdy Doody cookie jar

( Purinton  )

1930 Betty Boop cookie jar

1930 Art Deco Betty Boop cookie jar

( Vandor )



Glenn Appleman Ceramic Black Corvette Cookie Jar

Glenn Appleman Black Corvette Cookie Jar




Tessa-Morgan black sunflower on mustard yellow background cookie jar with green lid

Tessa Morgan Sunflowers Cookie Jar



Natural Elements Pottery cookie jar green and brown glaze

Covered Jar

Natural Elements Pottery

Lidded cookie jar by Jim Fineman

Jim Fineman

Chinese good luck ginger jar with dragon motif

Chinese Enamel Jar

Victorian Teal Green porcelain jar

Victorian Teal Green porcelain jar



" Helen's Tat - L - Tale " - mid 1930's, designed and made by Helen Hutula

” Helen’s Tat – L – Tale ” – mid 1930’s, designed and made by Helen Hutula, Los Angeles

 Her pointed finger and judgment-filled expression makes you think twice about indulging… and  if you give in to temptation, when you lift the top off the cookie jar her automated voice box “reminds” you about the consequences of your snacking! ( Valued at around $4000 )



Ceramic Antique English Majolica Biscuit jar with brass lid

Antique English Majolica Biscuit jar 1800’s

( Rubylane)



Vintage Mushroom Cookie Jar



Loetz biscuit barrel with secessionist copper overlay, lid & handle

Country of Manufacture Austria c.1902



McCoy Cookie Jar – Red Aunt Jemima




phoenix-cookie-jar in yellow and red

Ceramic Phoenix cookie jar



Vintage McCoy Sleeping Bear with Honey Pot

Vintage McCoy Sleeping Bear with Honey Pot cookie jar



lion-cookie-jar-Swedish style

King of the Jungle Lion Cookie Jar

( OhDeeDoh )


Royal Doulton Burslem biscuit jar

Vintage Royal Doulton Burslem biscuit jar

Cobalt-lid Hand-Painted-Biscuit-jar with floral decoration

Vintage Cobalt Hand Painted Biscuit jar



McCoy Cow Jumped Over Moon yellow Cookie Jar

McCoy ‘Cow Jumped Over Moon’ Cookie Jar

This is a reproduction of a classic cookie jar.


Andy-Warhol-cookie jar collection

Andy Warhol cookie jar collection.





Alien incubate your cookies jar





Bass  Jazzman cookie jar





Catwoman Cookie Jar





Clarice Cliff Secrets  – bomb shape biscuit barrel




doctor-who-tardis-ceramic cookie jar

Dr. Who Tardis cookie jar





Donald Duck cookie jar




Scarlett & Rhett Ceramic Cookie Jar





Elvis in Turquoise Cadillac cookie jar




Antique Stove Cookie Jar – McCoy




Josephine Baker cookie jar





Red Poppy Biscuit Jar – Royal Bayreuth




TRGT Vintage Carmen Miranda cookie jar with fruit hat

Vintage Carmen Miranda cookie jar





Popeye Cookie Jar




adrina-richards-cookie jar/cannister

Two handles Lidded vessel  – Adrina Richards




warner Bros foghorn Leghorn cookie jar

Foghorn Leghorn Cookie Jar