1990 Bob Stocksdale Born: Warren, Indiana 1913 Died: Oakland, California 2003 Masur birch 4 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. diam. (10.6 x 11.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason 1991.169.5 Not currently on view
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"I make whatever I can work out of that piece of wood. I don't visualize the shape until I get it on the lathe and start cutting away the shape I don't want . . . I just work out what comes naturally." Bob Stocksdale, Woodwork, 1989
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Bob Stocksdale enjoyed experimenting with new shapes, and his work explores a wide variety of bowl forms. In each of these pieces he has elevated the vessel by balancing it on a narrow foot. Stocksdale did not consider his design before starting to turn, but often allowed the rich patterns and colors in his exotic materials to dictate the finished form.
Crafts - Wood
wood - birch
About Bob Stocksdale
Born: Warren, Indiana 1913 Died: Oakland, California 2003
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