1950s stoneware bowl created by Edwin and Mary Scheier of Green Valley, Arizona. Bowl measures 11.5" in diameter by 1.75" high. It is signed Scheier within the clay with a date drawn above, April 5, 1951. Bowl comes with a handmade plate hanger, most likely made by the artist. In very good vintage condition.
The following was taken from the artists' page:
Edwin Scheier's work often employed symbols for life, birth, and rebirth. The figures applied to the thrown vessels often involve people within people, womb-like, or within animals. Scheier often utilized stylistic techniques learned during his time in Oaxaca. His designs were often compared to those of Pablo Picasso and Paul Klee but ultimately, as an artist, they were his own.