Blanding's Work for Vernon Kilns
I'm not a regular member of this group, but
I've been reading the interesting posts with
great interest, plus I live in Hawaii, which
makes the posts all the more interesting!
I'm completing a manuscript for a book on
American Dinnerware, and I'd be honored to
have group members provide some detailed
background information about Blanding's
work with Vernon Kilns in California.
Anyone have specific background
information/insight about how he formed an
alliance with Vernon? I'm aware of the
patterns....looking for information about his
venture into the dinnerware business.
Mahalo. Please feel free to contact me
Kathryn Wiese Gibson
Retrospective Modern Design
Mr. Faye Bennison of Vernon Kilns sought out Don Blanding to provide
dinnerware designs. He was the first contributor to the "Famous
Artists" series that later included Rockwell Kent and Walt Disney
Studios. This is well-documented in Maxine Nelson's
book, "Collectible Vernon Kilns" published in 1994 but now out of
You're certainly welsome to join our group and have access to the
rest of the site.