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1978 Bob Stocksdale Born: Warren, Indiana 1913 Died: Oakland, California 2003 African yokewood 4 x 7 x 6 1/4 in. (10.3 x 17.9 x 15.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of David C. Lund in memory of his father, Oscar 1991.134 Not currently on view

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"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.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood