A rare example of late 1940s or early 1950s ceramic pot vase created by the husband wife team, Ernst and Alma Lorenzen of Nova Scotia. Pot depicts hand drawn etherial faces which reminds one of Jean Cocteau's mythological work. Piece measures 7.25" in height by 5.25" diameter and is signed Lorenzen, 5 beneath. In very good vintage condition. The Lorenzen's originally started pottery in Dieppe, New Brunswick, in 1944. It was all experimental with much trial and error. They moved to Lantz in September 1949 and from then onward they made their living from clay. Ernst built a wheel for Alma but she had trouble centering the clay on the wheel. Ernst then became interested enjoyed the throwing experience. But Ernst was throwing pots himself for about eight years before he saw somebody else turn a pot. Thus the originality of their own individual style. Eventually Ernst became the potter, Alma took on design and decoration. The New York Times featured an article on the Lorenzen's and their pottery in 1985. Through the years they have become internationally recognized.