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Yukon Teapot and Lid

1981 Philip Cornelius Born: San Bernardino, California 1934 Died: 2015 porcelain overall: 6 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (17.2 x 16.0 x 7.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Dorothy and George Saxe 1995.78.1A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B


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Philip Cornelius feels that his thinware must be held to be appreciated, and the bumpy surface of Yukon Teapot certainly encourages that. The artist's pots appear fragile and delicate, but are actually quite durable because of the intense heat he uses to fire them.

Keywords

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - porcelain

About Philip Cornelius

Born: San Bernardino, California 1934 Died: 2015

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