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This wax-resist decorated fish platter measures 15.25 inches by 9.625 inches by 1.75 inches tall. This platter is signed E. PRIETO DAMRON, YERINGTON, NV 03 (for 2003). Per Vasefinder and the Charlie B Gallery, Eunice Prieto Damron (1924-2015) was born and reared in Spencerport, New York, where her family had a farm. She received her B.F.A. in Ceramic Art and Design from Alfred, where she was a student of Charles Harder and Clara K. Nelson. She received her M.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts now California College of Arts or CCA. She was married to Antonio Prieto and Cleo Damron. She taught at the CCA, Mills College, Laney College and at several other institutions primarily in the Bay Area of California. She sold her wares for many years through the Tobermory Gallery in Berkeley, California, when she was residing in Oakland. Her work is typically functional in content, as well as she has worked in other mediums, such as painting and enameling. Eunice's work was celebrated in the seminal reference by Daniel Rhodes: Stoneware and Porcelain. A portion of her exhibition record includes: Club Alsam Gallery, Lafayette, California, 1947; First International Ceramics Exhibition, Scripps College, Claremont, California, 1949; Mills College Guild, CSU Humboldt, Arcata, California, 1955; Studio One, Oakland, California, 1958; Diablo Pageant of the Arts, Walnut Creek, California, 1959; Ancient Cups, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, California, 1959; Clay and Yarn, Reflections Gallery, Oakland, California, 1969; Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, California, 1970; East Bay Artists Association, College of Holy Names, Kennedy Gallery, Oakland, California, 1970; Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, California, 1971, as well as she was a regular exhibitor for the Pacific Coast Ceramic Exhibition and Sale, San Francisco Art Festival and California State Fair. She exhibited at the Syracuse Ceramic Nationals in 1946. A partial list of permanent collections includes: Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, California; Mills College, Oakland, California, as well as many other private and public collections.


There is no post-factory damage, such as chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. This platter shows no use. Slight asymmetry noted in the foot. The colors are a bit lighter from what is revealed.

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Eunice Prieto Damron (1924-2015) Yerington Nevada

Estimate $100 - $250Mar 18, 2017
Carson City, NV, USA