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Teacup

1975 William Wilhelmi Born: Garwin, Iowa 1939 wax resist stoneware 4 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (10.2 x 10.5 x 7.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.133.4 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54A


Luce Center Label

Bill Wilhelmi has described himself as a “wheel oriented” potter, and enlivens his pieces with southwestern landscapes and images. This stoneware tea set was created for the Renwick Gallery’s 1976 show, Craft Multiples, and is decorated with a technique known as wax resist, where designs are created by brushing wax over an area of clay so that it will resist the final glazing process. Wilhelmi unites the pieces of the set by using the loop handle from the teapot on the teacups as well.

Keywords

Landscape - mountain

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - stoneware

About William Wilhelmi

Born: Garwin, Iowa 1939

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