Love Field Potteries

Dallas, Texas (1923-1948)

 

 

 

Art Pottery &

 

 

 

Flower Pots

 

 

 

 

Love Field made many items that that one would term as either Art Pottery or Flower pots. Most of these items have never been attributed to Love Field. Prior to the great depression Lionell McKamy sent his oldest daughter, Marianna McKamy, to several colleges to study pottery and learn more about glazing. She seems to be the driving force behind Love Fields art deco flair as well as its use of color in its glazing. Unfortunately, Love Field Potteries did not mark most of these items. The only way the unmarked items were positively identified as being from Love Field was their provenance. Most of these items were from collections maintained by heirs of the actual shareholders of Love Field Potteries or were owned by individual who acquired them directly from the pottery. Marrianna McKamy did have a stamp as exhibited on the art deco vase pictured.

As far as the pots Love Field produced plain as well as very decorative pots and planters. I always assumed they would be terra cotta (red clay) pots when in fact they used the same white clay as they used to produce their jugs, crocks and churns. When I asked Mr. Glynn Mitchell (second owner of Ideal Pottery) why pots were not marked he said he has asked A.E. Wibur, Ideals founder, the same thing and Mr. Wilbur said, It's just a flower pot. Why would I want to put my name on that." This was probably the same sentiment held at Love Field.

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Johnetta & Floyd Burke Collection

Marianna McKamy decorated vase - marked and dated vase.

 

Johnetta & Floyd Burke Collection

Johnetta & Floyd Burke Collection

Johnetta & Floyd Burke Collection

 

 

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Johnetta & Floyd Burke Collection

Unmarked Marrianna McKamy Large Platter

 

Johnetta & Floyd Burke Collection

   

 

Johnetta & Floyd Burke Collection

Johnetta & Floyd Burke Collection

 

Johnetta & Floyd Burke Collection

 

 
   

 

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