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Jack Boyd X 2 and George Nelson ("Numbers", 1959 designed by George Nelson Office Associate Don Ervin)

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Robert Maxwell, David Stewart and some Scandi-smalls. La Gardo Tackett for Architectural Pottery Alexander Girard fabric Pottery Shack yard stick. Pottery Shack was located on Coast Highway in South Laguna. It was established in 1936 with a truckload of Bauer factory seconds. In addition to production California dinnerware like Metlox, Vernon, Red Wing and Harker; they held pottery and glass blowing demonstrations. The work from the demonstrations was then sold in the shop.  If you've done much ceramic shopping in California, you have no doubt turned a few pots over to find "Pottery Shack" and a last name inscribed into the bottom. Some of them are decent and some not so much. Singleton is a name often seen, who turns out to be Rita. Lyman is another, but Taylor is the only one I could find a little information on.  Here's Jack Taylor at his Pottery Shack wheel in 1963. He moved to Laguna Beach in 1945. Trained as a  painter, he had never thrown a pot before moving to

Domes / InnerConn Technology

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I found myself at the Domes of Casa Grande again. This is an update to my  2015 visit  when my friend Kristen wrote a guest post about the domes.   Just as an overview, InnerConn Technology, a circuit board manufacturer from Mountain View, California planned to move their manufacturing facilities 10 miles south of Casa Grande, Arizona. The company created a subsidiary called Dome Industrial & Homebuilders Inc. They planned to build the dome project in three phases, the first was the office, then then manufacturing plant and housing would come next. Unfortunately, they never moved beyond a short-lived office phase. The domes have sit vacant since 1982.  The domes during construction in 1982. Source: Arizona Daily Star Source:  Casa Grande Dispatch Source: Casa Grande Dispatch

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  Malcolm Leland for Architectural Pottery, La Gardo Tackett, Design Line, Dansk, Timo Sarpaneva.

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La Gardo Tackett, Kay Bojeson big guy, Isamu Noguchi Tom McMillin  Dora De Larios For books

Books / Books

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JACK ROGERS HOPKINS: California Design Maverick Curated by Katie Nartonis and Jeffrey Head, “Jack Rogers Hopkins: California Design Maverick"  highlights the life and work of the late San Diego based maker. The book is filled with never before seen period photos, drawings and ephemera from the Hopkins family. Dave Hampton wrote a section that covers Hopkins' history and place in San Diego. OBJECTS: USA 2020  revisits the 1969 groundbreaking exhibition, Objects: USA. The book looks at the history of the original exhibition curated by  Lee Nordness. It includes updated biographies on 50 artists from the original exhibition. Contemporary artists, such as my very good friend Tanya AguiƱiga, are included in the new volume by R & Company. They will also have an exhibition at their New York Gallery. Hood Century : 16 Modern Architecture Style Flashcards The Object in Its Place - Ted Cohen & the Art of Exhibition Design This book focuses on the creative life and lessons of t