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FEBRUARY 14TH, 2024| MCM AND ARTS & CRAFTS | DAY 1

Wed, Feb 14, 2024 09:30PM EST
Lot 37

HAL RIEGGER BOWL

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Signed pottery bowl by listed artist, Hal Riegger (CA, NY, 1913-2005). Measures 4"h x 6.25" diameter.

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Hal Riegger is known for earthenware stoneware pottery. Riegger began experimenting with raku firing in 1948 and is believed to be one of the first potters to raku fire work in North America. Riegger also experimented with pit firing techniques.  In the 1950’s Riegger began making hand built abstract figurative sculptures incorporating mixed media elements, such as metal, fiber, and wood. His exhibitions include: Syracuse Mus. FA, 1934-38, 1939 (prize), 1940-41, 1949 (prize); Robineau mem. exh., Syracuse, 1936 (prize); GGE, 1939; WFNY, 1939; WMAA, 1936; CAD; Phila. Art All., 1940 (solo); West Coast Ceramic Annual, 1948 (prize); European traveling exh. ceramics; AFA traveling exh. California Crafts"; Tampa A (solo)I; Norton Gal. Art, West Palm Beach; Phila. ; Portland, OR; Long Beach, CA; San Fran. Potters Assn., 1956 (prize); Calif. State Fair, 1956 (prize)". Reigger's was a member of the San Francisco Potter's Association & the Florida Craftsmen Association.