We started collecting his pieces about a year ago. We love the simplified design of the creatures and people that he sculpts. He was a master at his craft for over 45 years. Mr. Pierce passed away in 1994 leaving us with the gift of his design and the uniqueness of his ideas.
Born in Chicago, Howard began his artistic training at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois. He moved to Claremont, California in 1934, where he continued his education at Pomona College. He began producing ceramics in the late 1940’s. He moved to Joshua Tree in 1968 to continue ceramic design and production. Many of Howard’s pieces are now collectors items and Howard is prominent in many books on American Ceramics.
Here are a few pieces we have. It is important to make sure they are marked because there were some other makers that produced pieces that looked almost the same.