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Name:  Joe Paradis  

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Born: Galesburg, Illinois

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Titles At Your Library

The House of Haeger 1914-1944: The Revitalization of American Art Pottery (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
ISBN: 0764307096

Schiffer Publishing. 1999

Stunning images, thorough research, and exclusive material make this a book for many audiences: those who enjoy collecting Haeger, Stangl, or Fulper as well as those who enjoy reading history and good prose. For the Haeger collector, there are three lavishly illustrated price guides, a detailed account of Haeger's early artware production, and profiles of four of the companies' lead designers. Royal Hickman fans will find his profile to be the most extensive account of his life yet printed, including information on his work before, during, and after Haeger. Also, included are never-before published sketches of his Haeger creations. For the Fulper and Stangl collector, there is exclusive material that provides a detailed account of the "Haeger-Fulper Connection" as well as never-before published sketches made by Martin Stangl while at Haeger. There are a battery of Fulper images not seen in print in more than half of a century. Even the most serious Fulper collector should find much "new" material here.

Abingdon Pottery Artware 1934-1950: Stepchild of the Great Depression (Tankmaster)
ISBN: 0764300563

Schiffer Publishing. 1997

The industrial pottery at Abingdon, Illinois, made artware from 1934 to 1950 before returning to its mainstay, plum-bingware or sanitary-ware, as it was called at "The Pottery." Yankee ingenuity was used to cope with the Great Depression when managers came up with the idea of making artware using their usual "industrial strength" materials and processes. This decision resulted in artware with unusually strong bodies and glazes. For the veteran collector of Abingdon Pottery as well as the novice, this is an Encyclopedia of Shapes, a Dictionary of Colors, a Holy Grail of Collecting, richly illustrated in over 700 photographs and painstakingly researched. It also has a detailed value guide according to mold number and mold type.

The House of Haeger 1944-1969: The Post-War Era (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
ISBN: 0764319507

Schiffer Publishing. 2003

This outstanding work showcases Haeger Potteries' collectible ceramic artware during the post World War II years, with over 370 stunning photos documenting the shapes and glazes that characterized Haeger's production during this exciting period. Located in Dundee, Illinois, Haeger is well known for its striking, often trend-setting designs and its variety of high quality glazes. Ranging from dramatic to whimsical, the artware shown here includes figurines of animals and people, planters, vases, TV lamps, bookends, ashtrays, candleholders, and more. Collectors of Studio Haeger and Haeger's Flowerware designs will be pleased with the coverage provided. Those looking for the human interest touch will find profiles of Eric Olsen, design director from 1946 to 1974

Helmut Bruchmann, ceramic engineer from 1953 to 1967

and the imcomparable Sebastiano Maglio, an eighth generation potter from Italy employed by Haeger from 1963 to 1995. Current market values are provided in the captions. This is a must-have reference for all Haeger collectors and art pottery enthusiasts.


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