Phil Cornelius (1934-2015; USA)

River Scene Teapot

Porcelain, ht. 7, wd. 16.25, dp. 2 inches
Artist signed Cornelius, titled and dated on base.

Cornelius attended San Jose University as a science major until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1957. Returning from duty with a renewed appreciation for art, he spent 1962 studying ceramics at the Brooklyn Museum in New York and in 1965 earned an MFA from the Claremont Graduate School in California where he studied ceramics with Paul Soldner. Shortly after graduation he began teaching ceramics at Pasadena City College in California. This piece is a signature work of his “thinware” porcelain teapots, few of which ever come up for sale. 

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