Tag Archives: Gladding McBean

In the Yard at Gladding McBean

In the yard at Gladding McBean are acres of pallets of clay pipes and  tiles, and mountains of excess and broken ceramics waiting to be recycled.  It’s a  fun place to explore on a foggy weekend morning in January. — … Continue reading

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Inside the Pottery (again)

Factories are supposed to be noisy, hot, bustling places, and Gladding, McBean must surely be busy through most of the work-week.  But I’ve been there (three times, now) only on the weekend, when the workers are few. Even with 30 … Continue reading

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The Old Modeling Studio

When Gladding, McBean’s Head of Design and Principal Sculptor, Ernest Kadel died unexpectedly in 1959, his colleagues decided to keep his office just the way he left it. A few objects move a bit from year to year, and the … Continue reading

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