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Edgar Littlefield

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BIOGRAPHY

Edgar Littlefield is known for high-fired stoneware pottery surfaced with geometric patterns,and animal imagery, as well as solid colors.

Littlefield was a graduate student at Ohio State University in the 1920’s and began working as a professor there in 1929. Potter Arthur E. Baggs, was one of Littlefield’s professors at Ohio State University. When Littlefield joined the faculty Baggs became his mentor.

Littlefield’s pottery has the distinction of winning two First Prizes in the Robineau Memorial Ceramic Exhibitions, Syracuse Museum of Fine Art (now the Everson Museum), Syracuse, New York.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York

 

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

 “Littlefield” inscribed.

Or, cursive “L” in the middle of a circle, with the year on either side, written: 19 L 40

 

1940
1959
ca 1950-1970
Bowl
Date: 1940
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Eric Litke Collection
Photo: Eric Litke
Eric Litke Collection
Photo: Eric Litke
Photo: Eric Litke
Vase with Deer
Date: 1959
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Bowl
Date: ca 1950-1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.102, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.102, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 27, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/littlefield