Friday, September 25, 2020

Chanticleer terra cotta platters, bowls, and casseroles. Chanticleer produced white and tourquoise glazed ware.

Notice the hand painted furniture.

Ethel and Mike (Choymk) painted all the furniture in the shop and in their home. Ethel attended The Chicago Institute of Art, and Mike, being Ukranian, was instructed in the traditional decorative arts. During the depression the pair gave painting lessons to the well-heeled class. Later, Mike painted murals in banks and other institutions throughout the mid-west.