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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The Walker Residence

Oooh man, excuse me while I scrape my jaw off the floor- this absolutely incredible home was the private residence of noted mid-century modern designer and builder Rodney Walker (1910-1986). The 4,300 square foot house designed by Walker himself was completed in 1959 and features a large open living space with 17 foot high ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and floor to ceiling windows that overlook the Ojai Valley. The home is currently listed at just under 4 million by Crosby Doe Associates.

While Walker's three California Case Study Houses (16,17,18) are internationally known and celebrated, his personal residence remains virtually unknown, even though it is considered by many to be his most significant body of work. Click here to read more about Walker and his Case Study Houses.

Below are vintage photos of the Walker residence.

Rodney Walker (1910-1986)

All images via Crosby Doe Associates listing site. Current photos by Mayoral Photography.