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Chester Nicodemus

Biography to Display: 

1901 Born Barberton, Ohio

1990 Died Ohio

 

EDUCATION

1923    Cleveland Art School, Cleveland, Ohio

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1925-1930 Professor, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Ohio

Professor, Wittenberg College (now Wittenberg University), Springfield, Ohio

1930- Columbus Art School (now the Columbus College of Art and Design), Columbus, Ohio

1932 Dean, Columbus Art School (now the Columbus College of Art and Design), Columbus, Ohio

 1943-1973 Proprietor, Nicodemus Ferro-Stone Ceramics, Clintonville, Ohio

 

BIOGRAPHY

Chester Nicodemus is known for mold-made small earthenware birds created with locally sourced clay. Nicodemus also made functional pottery, such as teapots and pitchers, and small animal sculptures.

Nicodemus founded and produced his ceramics at Nicodemus Ferro-Stone Ceramics in Clintonville, Ohio. Upon his death all molds were destroyed.

Nicodemus was also known for large scale bronze sculpture such as fountains.

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Zanesville Art Museum, Zanesville, Ohio

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Hyatt, Shirley. “Chester Nicodemus.” Clintonville History, Sept. 12, 2008. https://clintonvillehistory.com/chester-nicodemus/

 

 

 

Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild

 

Typical Marks

“NICODEMVS” (U is shaped like V), inscribed

ca 1960-1974
Pitcher
Date: ca 1960-1974
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.36.ab, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.36.ab, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 28, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/nicodemus