Dates of Operation: 1945 - 1953
Seller Values: Check average price on Ebay
This potter produced a number of different items like pitchers, ashtrays, trays and low bowls in the 1940s-1950s. Maxine Cloud designed pieces that combined colorful glazes (usually greens) with a wood-tone stain directly on bisque. In many of her pieces, the basic form is slip cast while added elements, such as the handles for pitchers or leaf decorations, are added later. A lot of her work emphasized natural forest elements such as leaves and flowers.
Many of her pieces are indeed signed as “Maxine Cloud”, most of the time handwritten. Occasionally, there are items which are unmarked. Some of her pieces are similar to those produced by Eugene White.Note: We've tried to provide as much info as possible on this pottery maker or artist. For further info, you may want to research the items they have on Ebay listed under this name. We've tried to hand tailor the searches below so they will bring up the most accurate results. If there are no results, it will list general California pottery.