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Patched Pot

1986 Kay Sekimachi Born: San Francisco, California 1926 paper and linen 10 3/4 x 14 in. (27.4 x 35.6 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser 1995.85.1 Not currently on view


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This fragile pot is from the Patched Pot series of bowls made from layers of paper overlaid with handwoven linen. This process creates a checkerboard appearance that Kay Sekimachi enhances with colors. She began to make these small-scale pots and boxes at the end of the 1970s when she felt that she needed a break from her time-consuming work on the loom. To achieve the shapes of her pots, the artist often borrows bowls made by her husband, wood artist Bob Stocksdale, and weaves around them.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Fiber

fabric - linen

paper - handmade paper

paper - japanese

About Kay Sekimachi

Born: San Francisco, California 1926

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