Stan Bitters’s Birdhouses have been a continuous staple of the organic modernist movement since its origins in the 1960s. These rough-hewn ceramic birdhouses were first designed in 1959 when Stan was studying at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. It was there in Peter Voulkos’s studio where Stan first learned from Peter Voulkos himself, how to throw a closed ball on a potter’s wheel.
A year later in 1960, Stan Bitters found himself to be the artist in residence at the Hans Sumpf Company of Madera in California. At the time Hans Sumpf was the largest producer of emulsified abode brick. Stan was hired to create “artisan objects” for the company. He created the birdhouse, as well as architectural murals, pots, tiles, and enormous 'thumb pot' planters. Even long after Stan had left Hans Sumpf, they continued to sell his distinctive designs until they closed their doors in 2006.
For over a half a century with their signature color glazes and organic volcanic ceramic finish, Stan Bitters’s birdhouses have continued to delight and add an undefinable, primal charm to one’s garden.
Each birdhouse is hand-thrown, hand-glazed, and fired in Stan Bitters’s studio in Fresno, California. Like a thumbprint, no two birdhouses are the same, when you purchase a Stan Bitters birdhouse you are purchasing a piece of art from a living master of California ceramic history.Made in the U.S.A.
Each birdhouse will slightly vary in size.
Average diameter is 7”- 8”
36” inch cord
Clay, Rubber cord
Each birdhouse is signed by Stan Bitters.
This item ships UPS within 2 weeks from the date of order placement. This item ships in one box.
No assembly is required.