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1987 Bob Stocksdale Born: Warren, Indiana 1913 Died: Oakland, California 2003 Moroccan thuja burl 4 3/8 x 11 1/4 in. diam. (11.2 x 28.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason 1991.169.6 Not currently on view


Luce Center Quote

"I do not turn bowls as thin as I could, for I try first to give the piece strength and durability and then thinness without fragility." Bob Stocksdale, American Craft, 1988

Luce Center Label

Bob Stocksdale believed a vessel must be both functional and beautiful. He did not allow the walls of his pieces to become too thin and never included cracks or blemishes. He explored a wide variety of colors and textures of wood, but his forms were always consistent, with only slight differences in height and shape.

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decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - cedar