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Robert F. Trent
Richard Schalck, Stoneware Potter of Marblehead, Massachusetts

Ceramics in America 2002

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Richard Schalck at his basement workbench making “corrugated” slabs. Marblehead, Massachusetts, 2002. (Unless otherwise noted, all photography by Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Detail of signature on the base of a Schalck vessel.

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    A group of Schalck’s utilitarian production.

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    The dragon logo of Schalck’s Elm Street Pottery.

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Richard Schalck, “Family of,” 1976. Unglazed stoneware. H. of tallest: 23 3/4".

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    The artist with “Family of” at the bicentennial arts festival at Abbot Hall, Marblehead, 1976. (Courtesy, Marblehead Reporter.)

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1979. Partially-glazed stoneware. H. 28 3/4".

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1980. Unglazed stoneware. H. 18 1/8".

  • Figure 9
    Figure 9

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1980. Partially glazed stoneware. H. 22 1/2".

  • Figure 10
    Figure 10

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1982. Unglazed stoneware. H. 15 1/4".

  • Figure 11
    Figure 11

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1991. Glazed stoneware. H. 15".

  • Figure 12
    Figure 12

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1993. Partially glazed stoneware. H. 17 5/8".

  • Figure 13
    Figure 13

    Richard Schalck, “The Jed Johnson Vase” (one of four), 1993. Stoneware with Albany slip. H. 24 5/8". (Private collection.)

  • Figure 14
    Figure 14

    Richard Schalck, “The Pier at Chicxulub Puerto,” 1993. Watercolor and ink on paper. 14" x 17".

  • Figure 15
    Figure 15

    Richard Schalck, “Fantasy Drawing,” Chicxulub, Puerto, 1992. Watercolor and ink on paper. 17" x 14".

  • Figure 16
    Figure 16

    Richard Schalck, “Dogs of Chicxulub,” 1995. Glazed stoneware. H. 3".

  • Figure 17a
    Figure 17a

    Details of the sculpture illustrated in fig. 16.

  • Figure 17b
    Figure 17b

    Details of the sculpture illustrated in fig. 16.

  • Figure 17c
    Figure 17c

    Details of the sculpture illustrated in fig. 16.

  • Figure 18
    Figure 18

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1995. Glazed stoneware. H. 5 1/2".

  • Figure 19
    Figure 19

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1995. Glazed stoneware. H. 7".

  • Figure 20
    Figure 20

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1993. Glazed stoneware. H. 6 1/2".

  • Figure 21
    Figure 21

    Detail of the vessel illustrated in fig. 20.

  • Figure 22
    Figure 22

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1995. Glazed stoneware. H. 3".

  • Figure 23
    Figure 23

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1993. Glazed stoneware. H. 8 3/8". (Collection of Pamela Schalck.)

  • Figure 24
    Figure 24

    Detail of the vessel illustrated in fig. 23.

  • Figure 25
    Figure 25

    Richard Schalck, sculpture, 1993. Glazed stoneware. H. 7 1/4".

  • Figure 26
    Figure 26

    Richard Schalck, sculpture, 1994. Glazed stoneware. H. 10 1/2".

  • Figure 27
    Figure 27

    Detail of the sculpture illustrated in fig. 26.

  • Figure 28
    Figure 28

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1992. Glazed stoneware. H. 3 7/8".

  • Figure 29
    Figure 29

    Top view of the vessel illustrated in fig. 28.

  • Figure 30
    Figure 30

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1998. Glazed stoneware. H. 9 1/2".

  • Figure 31
    Figure 31

    Top view of a vessel by Richard Schalck, 1997. Glazed stoneware. W. 11 1/4".

  • Figure 32
    Figure 32

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1995. Glazed stoneware. H. 5". (Collection of Chris and Merel Monaco.)

  • Figure 33
    Figure 33

    Richard Schalck, vessel, 1998. Glazed stoneware. H. 6 3/4".

  • Figure 34
    Figure 34

    Richard Schalck, sculpture, 2000. Glazed stoneware. H. 15".

  • Figure 35
    Figure 35

    Richard Schalck, sculpture, 1999. Glazed stoneware. H. 11 3/4".

  • Figure 36
    Figure 36

    Richard Schalck, sculpture, 2000. Glazed stoneware. H. 13 1/8".

  • Figure 37
    Figure 37

    Richard Schalck, sculpture, 2001. Glazed stoneware. H. 21 1/4".

  • Figure 38
    Figure 38

    Richard Schalck, downspout, 1990. Glazed stoneware. H. 18". (Private collection.)

  • Figure 39
    Figure 39

    Richard Schalck.