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Ernest Allan Batchelder

Biography to Display: 

1875 Born New Hampshire

1957 Died Pasadena, California

EDUCATION

1899 Teaching Certification, Art and Design, Massachusetts Normal Art School,Boston, Massachusetts

1905 Coursework,Guild of Handicraft, Chipping Campden, England

1905 Coursework, Central School of Arts and Crafts, Birmingham, England

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1902-1906 Professor, Design and Drawing, Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena,California

1905-1909 Director, Minneapolis Summer School of Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1906-1909 Director of Art, Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena, California

1909-1935 Founding Director, The Batchelder Tile Company, Pasadena, California

1936-1949 Sole Proprietor, Pasadena Pottery (DBABatchelder Ceramics, DBAKinneloa Kilns), Pasadena, California

BIOGRAPHY

Ernest Allan Batchelder is known for ceramic tile and slip cast vessels. Master tiles were most often hand carved and created in multiples with the aid of plaster molds. Batchelder's hand carved tiles typically feature colored engobe inlay and appear in low relief. A variety of representational and patterned tiles were produced, namely through Batchelder's tile company in Pasadena,California. Later, Batchelder produced slipcast utilitarian vessels in a range of bright colors. Batchelder was an early pioneer of the Arts and Crafts Movement in California in first half of the 20thCentury.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Public Collections to Display: 

Hershey Hotel, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, California

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography to Display: 

Batchelder, Ernest Allen.The Principles of Design. Chicago, IL: Inland Printer Company, 1911.

Winter, Dr. Robert. Batchelder Tilemaker. South Pasadena, CA: Balcony Press,1999.

 

 

Typical Marks
E A Batchelder in script on the foot
E A Batchelder in script on the foot
1935 to 1945
EA Batchelder in block letters
EA Batchelder in block letters
ca 1935
EA Batchelder in block letters, Kinneloa Kilns
EA Batchelder in block letters, Kinneloa Kilns
1935 to 1945
EA Batchelder, Pasadena
EA Batchelder, Pasadena
1935 to 1945
Square Cup
Date: 1935 to 1945
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.7
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.7
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Six Sided Scalloped Vase
Date: 1935 to 1945
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.6
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.6
Photo: TMP
1935 to 1945
Photo: TMP
Six-Sided Container
Date: 1935 to 1945
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.2
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.2
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Scalloped Plate
Date: 1935 to 1945
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.15
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.15
Photo: TMP
Scalloped Bowl
Date: ca 1935
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.1
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.1
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Four Sided Red Container
Date: 1935 to 1945
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.4
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.4
Photo: TMP
1935 to 1945
Rectangular Scalloped Container
Date: 1935 to 1945
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.5
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.5
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Narrow Oval Vase
Date: 1935 to 1945
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.8
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.8
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Grey Green Bowl
Date: 1935 to 1945
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.14
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.14
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Four Sided Scalloped Container
Date: 1935 to 1945
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.3
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.3
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Fluted Fruit Bowl
Date: 1935 to 1945
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.11
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.11
Photo: TMP
Dark Tan Oval Vase
Date: 1935 to 1945
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slip-Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.9
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, 2014.7.9
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified February 6, 2024. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/batchelder