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Low Bowl

1988 Ed Bosley Born: Schenectady, New York 1917 alabaster 2 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (5.4 x 14.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb 1995.100.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B


Luce Center Label

Ed Bosley created this bowl by turning and polishing a block of alabaster to emphasize the smooth texture and variations in color. Alabaster is in some ways easier to turn than wood, because of its relative softness and lack of grain. Pure alabaster is white, and the flecks and veins of color in Low Bowl come from mineral impurities such as iron.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Stone

stone - alabaster

About Ed Bosley

Born: Schenectady, New York 1917