Charles Counts (TN/GA, 1934 -2000) large bulbous lidded pottery jar with blue glaze. Signed on the base "Charles Counts". 14" H. 20th century. Biography: (courtesy of Rising Fawn Folk Art) Charles launched his career in 1959 when he opened a pottery studio at Beaver Ridge, and several years later moved to Lookout Mountain. He maintained a successful pottery business there for 25 years. In the summer months he held a pottery school and attracted students from all over the world. Charlesís works are instantly recognizable motifs that represent nature. Stylized trees, mountains, lakes, rivers and the sun can be found on his pots, as well as in his murals, paintings, prints, drawings and quilts. Named an American Craft Council Fellow in 1995, Counts was also honored with the Georgia Governorís Award in the Arts in 1973. His work is in the collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, the Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, and the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC. Condition: Excellent condition. Condition: Excellent condition.
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