Signed Margaret Johnson Wildweed Modern Enamel Copper Art Plate Midcentury Mouse

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Verkäufer: singeldad (17,330) 100%, Artikelstandort: Scottsdale, Arizona, Versand nach: Worldwide, Artikelnummer: 312323433874 HERE’S A SIGNED ORIGINAL VINTAGE 1950S OR 1960S MODERN ENAMEL-ON-COPPER PLATE BY COLORADO/ARIZONA ENAMELIST MARGARET JOHNSON! Signed “Wildweed Aspen” (which was the name of Johnson’s studio in both Aspen, Colorado, and Phoenix, Arizona) in post-firing gold on the plate’s underside bottom, this original vintage enamel-on-copper plate displays a whimsical grey and black mouse with purple ears set against a pink enameled background. There are accents of white, brown, and red enameling on the mouse’s face and body. The plate’s underside is counter enameled in an opaque black enamel. The plate measures approximately three and five eighths inches (3 5/8”) in diameter by five eighths of an inch (5/8”) in height. Condition: Generally excellent and clean condition with a few very small surface scratches on the underside bottom where the plate meets the counter. Overall, this is still a nice example of Margaret Johnson’s modern midcentury enamelwork representing her Wildweed Workshops! Please scroll down to read the artist’s autobiography. Domestic buyer pays calculated shipping for secure packing and USPS priority within the United States. Selected International buyer pays calculated shipping depending on country. (International shipping is “only” available to: United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Japan, Israel, and New Zealand. If you are "not located" in one of these countries, please do not bid without contacting me for approval. Thank you.) MARGARET JOHNSON & WILDWEED WORKSHOP BIO (the following autobiography by Margaret Johnson was published in the April 1988 (Vol. 7, No. 2) “Glass On Metal: The Enamelists Newsletter,” pp. 45-46) “My husband (Duane) and I have supported ourselves as craftsmen since 1952 – with a goodly sprinkling of commissions but mostly through our studio – Wildweed Workshop. We have worked in many media over the years to keep body and soul together but my main love and activity all the time has been enameling. In 1948 we saw an exhibit, in Denver, of Edward Winter’s beautiful panels and that turned on a light for me that has never been extinguished. In those days information and supplies were almost non-existent and it took a lot of digging to learn anything. I finally located a metal spinner and Thompson Enamel. Duane built our first kiln – literally a pile of fire bricks – and from there I improvised…both technique and equipment. I have an excellent design and color background (Univ. of Kansas) for which I am eternally grateful but technically, I really am self-taught. Mostly, I have worked in isolation from other enamelists and I feel the loneliness but when I visit an area where there is a lot of enameling activity and I see how they influence each other, I think my isolation is really a blessing. For many years I worked mostly in opaques and was pleased with the results but in the past few years I have turned to transparent enamels and my work has become much more esoteric and tremendously satisfying to me. With this change, I put a lot more thought into what is happening with the material – how the colors and various qualities interact with each other, etc. The new pieces may not sell as readily but they really give me a wonderful glow inside. I’m not trying to give expression to any profound thoughts. Who knows where ideas come from? Everything I see is grist for my imagination and what surfaces and becomes a part of my work is uniquely mine. I am proud of it and that’s what matters to me. Over the years I have been in many national exhibits – both juried and invitational. And through our shop, which for 26 years was in Aspen, Colorado – certainly a crossroad – my work has gone to nearly every corner of the world.” Margaret Johnson (Phoenix, Arizona) !!! TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BIDDING ON THIS AUCTION !!! 1) COMMUNICATION FROM THE WINNING BIDDER IS ESSENTIAL -- PLEASE CONTACT ME WITHIN 3 DAYS FROM THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR PAYMENT DURING THIS TIME PERIOD! THANK YOU! 2) THERE IS A SHIPPING COST STIPULATED IN THE AUCTION DESCRIPTION FOR BOTH DOMESTIC WITHIN THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TO SELECTED COUNTRIES (PLEASE SEE ITEM #3). 3) BECAUSE OF TOO MANY PROBLEMS WITH OVERSEAS SHIPMENTS, I “ONLY” SHIP TO SELECTED INTERNATIONAL COUNTRIES, WHICH INCLUDE: UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, FRANCE, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND, SPAIN, DENMARK, SWEDEN, FINLAND, NORWAY, JAPAN, ISRAEL, AND NEW ZEALAND. IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN ONE OF THESE COUNTRIES, PLEASE DO NOT BID WITHOUT CONTACTING ME FOR APPROVAL. THANK YOU. 4) ALL DOMESTIC PACKAGES ARE SHIPPED VIA “USPS” MEDIA MAIL / BOOKRATE WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION UNLESS ANOTHER SHIPPING METHOD IS REQUESTED. 5) ALL INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES ARE SHIPPED VIA “USPS” PRIORITY WITH PROOF OF DELIVERY RECEIPTS. 6) ***IMPORTANT*** THE "DELIVERY CONFIRMATION" RECEIPTS AND "PROOF OF MAILING" RECEIPTS ARE MY WAY OF PROVING THAT A PACKAGE HAS BEEN SHIPPED. 7) COMBINED SHIPPING: YES, I COMBINE ITEMS FOR SHIPMENT TO SAVE ON COSTS. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR A COMBINED SHIPPING COST. THANK YOU. 8) IF USING PAYPAL, SUCCESSFUL BIDDER “MUST” MAKE PAYMENT WITHIN 3 DAYS FROM THE CLOSE OF AUCTION UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE SELLER. AGAIN, COMMUNICATION WITH THE SELLER IS IMPORTANT! 9) IF SENDING PAYMENT VIA REGULAR MAIL, SUCCESSFUL BIDDER “MUST” MAKE PAYMENT WITHIN 10 DAYS FROM THE CLOSE OF AUCTION UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE SELLER. AGAIN, COMMUNICATION WITH THE SELLER IS IMPORTANT! 10) CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS CAN ONLY BE MADE THROUGH PAYPAL.COM 11) IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN 3 DAYS FOR PAYPAL OR 10 DAYS FOR REGULAR MAIL AND THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER IS NOT RESPONDING TO THE SELLER'S E-MAIL MESSAGES, THE ITEM IS SUBJECT TO RELISTING OR ANOTHER SALE – AND A “NON-PAYING” BIDDER CLAIM WILL BE FILED. 12) PLEASE SEE ALL THE ACCOMPANYING IMAGES SHOWN ABOVE FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE BOOK OR OTHER ITEM UP FOR AUCTION! 13) AS OF MID-1999, AT THE REQUEST OF E-BAY ADMINISTRATION, THE FOLLOWING CLARIFICATION HAS BEEN ADDED TO ALL OF MY AUCTIONS: THE NAMES OF THE DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS, ARTISTS, SCHOOLS, AND/OR ARTISTIC MOVEMENTS MENTIONED IN THIS AUCTION ARE ALSO AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE BOOK, CATALOG, OR EPHEMERAL ITEM LISTED IN THIS AUCTION! IN THE EVENT THAT THE ITEM IS AN OBJECT, ALL SUCH NAMES ARE INCLUDED IN THE AUCTION DESCRIPTION TO PROVIDE HISTORICAL AND/OR BIOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT FOR THE ITEM! LASTLY, SHOULD THE WORD "EAMES" BE USED IN THE SEARCH TITLE, IT IS THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFERENCING THE MID-CENTURY TIME PERIOD OF THE 1940S THROUGH THE 1970S. 14) THIS ITEM IS BEING OFFERED BY DESIGN REFERENCES -- ESTABLISHED BY A FORMER ART MUSEUM CURATOR TURNED BOOKSELLER SPECIALIZING in OUT-OF-PRINT and PERIOD MATERIALS on the PROGRESSIVE IDEAS of MODERNISM and POST-MODERNISM in DECORATIVE ARTS and ARCHITECTURE, INDUSTRIAL and STUDIO ARTS of the 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES. 15) PLEASE -- NO REQUESTS FOR PHOTOCOPIES OF THIS ITEM. I DO NOT MAKE PHOTOCOPIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 16) AGAIN, COMMUNICATION IS KEY! IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVING YOUR PAYMENT FOR THIS ITEM, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL WORK WITH YOU -- THANKS! 17) LASTLY -- WHEN OBSTACLES AND PROBLEMS LOOM LARGE AND YOU SEEM TO BE AT A STAND STILL, REMEMBER THAT EVEN A FALTERING STEP FORWARD IS BETTER THAN NO STEP AT ALL. Condition: Used, Condition: PLEASE SEE AUCTION DESCRIPTION FOR CONDITION REPORT. THANK YOU!, Artist: Margaret Johnson / Wildweed Workshops, Art Medium: Enamel on Copper, Signed: Wildweed Aspen, Date: 1950s or 1960s

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