Production of Como-Craft stopped forever with the advent of World War II when Harold when on active duty in 1942; Harold died in 1985. The photo of Harold at his wheel is from a copy of the May 1943 National Geographic Magazine. This vase we have for sale measures 12 inches tall and about 10 inches wide at the shoulder with a circumference there of 29 inches. Its round mouth is 6 1/2 inches across. The vase tapers down to a 4 1/2 inch diameter base and weighs a whopping 7 1/2 pounds.
It has a 1/2 inch round flake at the base (shown) and some typical crazing of the paint but is in excellent condition otherwise. It's a great piece of folk art made during America's Great Depression. >>>Harold Horine also taught his Como-Craft Pottery process to tuberculosis patients at Sunnyslope, outside of Phoenix, Arizona for occupational therapy. The pottery that they made from 1935 to 1939 was called Mission Craft Pottery and provided income for the Mission. Arthur Minor in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, calling his wares "Columbia River Pottery;" and to a maker in Sarasota, Florida, when Harold and his wife vacationed there.>>>Fun fact: Maude Horine, Harold's wife, was a friend of Rose O'Neill, the creator of the Kewpie doll. O'Neill loved Como-Craft pottery. Owned several pieces and wrote about them in a poem.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "primpingyourhome" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.