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Turban (Heron) Vessel

1986 Frank Boyden Born: Portland, Oregon 1942 Tom Coleman Born: Amarillo, Texas 1945 stoneware, manganese slip, and copper luster 16 3/4 X 16 in. (42.6 x 40.7 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Smithsonian Women's Committee 1988.22 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B


Luce Center Label

Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman created Turban (Heron) Vessel. The artists began collaborating on works in 1983, a partnership that brought together their individual strengths: Boyden uses his skill as a draftsman to decorate the forms created by Coleman. Boyden feels that his drawings energize a piece and hopes to encourage his viewers to walk around his work and follow the natural movement of the form and its ornament. The body of this pot was left untouched by Boyde's drawings to emphasize its beautiful shape.

Keywords

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - stoneware

About Frank Boyden

Born: Portland, Oregon 1942

About Tom Coleman

Born: Amarillo, Texas 1945