Charlie Brown Raku Pottery Bud Vase circa 1978 – SOLD!


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Charlie Brown Raku Pottery Bud Vase circa 1978 – SOLD!

A lovely example of local Jacksonville, Florida pottery. This vintage hand-thrown Charlie Brown Raku Pottery Bud Vase circa 1978 is a wonderful representation of the master potters work. First, it grabs your attention with simple lines that belies the pieces complexity. Next, it draws you in with the rich, brown, earthy hues and the mesmerizing concentric indentations. Made from a rich dark brown clay, then glazed in the kiln, this piece adds a dash of style to any collection! Additional Raku pieces are also available from this artist.


This Charlie Brown Raku Pottery Bud Vase circa 1978 measures approximately 2 1/4″ Tall x 2 1/4″ in Diameter.


Pre-owned, the item is in Very Good condition with wear commensurate with age. No chips, cracks, repairs. Note the artist’s signature on base. Lastly please view all photographs as they serves as an extension to the description and condition report.

About the Artist:

“Charles Moses “Charlie” Brown was born in 1904 in Mayport, but moved with his family to Mandarin when he was three years old. There he remained for the next eighty years until his death in 1987. In 1962, at the age of 58, he abandoned his career as an accountant for a local produce company and became a full-time potter. Charlie formed all of his pots by hand, finding the potter’s wheel unsatisfying because it produced works that were too perfect…

Introduced to the raku method of firing pottery in the 1960s and it became his trademark. In that technique, pots are pulled red-hot from the furnace and placed in organic matter – in Charlie’s case, sawdust. In addition to pots, Charlie also created jewelry, wall hangings, and even Christmas ornaments (some of which were selected by Vice President and Mrs. Walter Mondale for their Christmas tree in the Vice President’s Residence.) Charlie’s works are found in major collections including the Smithsonian, the Johnson Wax Collection and numerous museums.” – Mandarin Museum & Historical Society

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