Pottery on ebay is fun and exciting, discover new stories, such as this one about Gonder; a good American story about a man and his craft, his ingenuity and success despite competition. He had his niche and went to the lab beakers and developed a glaze that has been time tested. He also enrolled an eclectic band of artists for the pieces he called art ceramics.
With ceramics we have an interesting U.S.A. story from a pottery center: Zanesville in Ohio. Bare bosom Hawaiian pieces were censored by the buying public. The story even gets a bit mysterious due to a factory fire. Explore Gonder pottery made in the mid 20th century.
Gonder pottery was produced in the same area of Ohio as all the well known pottery, such as Weller, Shawnee, Hull, McCoy and Roseville. Gonder was shipped all over the U. S. and Canada but did not have the huge volume like the other potteries.
The factory Gonder Ceramic Arts, Inc. was in business between 1941 and 1957 and was run by Lawton Gonder. From day one he referred to his business as ceramic art, and in fact, he employed the best sculptors and artists in the country for his designs and molds. His focus was the ceramics and glazes, not running the business.