Stan Bitters: Duncan Ceramic Relief Sculptures

If you're ever in the Fresno, California area, I would highly suggest heading over to Duncan Ceramic Products (now known as iLoveToCreate) on the 5600 block of East Shields Ave to feast your eyes on the collection of ceramic sculptures and wall reliefs that line their headquarter's frontage. The monumental sized pieces were created by California sculptor and ceramist Stan Bitters in 1969.  (Click pictures for a closer look).

Artist Stan Bitters in his workshop. Photo via Stan Bitters' website

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CMP* said...

Amazing reliefs and in the best shape for their age, wich is exactly mine. After all, we are products of 1969, the year of love.
I'm a great admirer of your blog, that I have been following for a long time.
I also have a blog about modernist ceramics in Portugal, if you care to take a look:

If you need some pictures from portugal, I would be delighted to send you some.
Keep the lovely job.

Mid-Centuria said...

Agreed, they look great for their age! thanks for the kind words. Thanks for the tip on your blog- great pieces.

Ray G said...

Wow,Kevin these are gobsmackingly good, Hope this sort of ceramics has a revival one day. Again dont know how on earth you find all these treasures!

Mid-Centuria said...

Ray- How do I find them?...I spend way WAY too much time on the computer!

Beccalina said...

Beautiful! Just the scale of them is truly great. Makes me want to fire up my kiln!

Anonymous said...

Those are so wonderful and while in Fresno check out the sublime mosaic mural on the front of the airport building.