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Amphora

1990 John Jordan Born: Nashville, Tennessee 1950 Joe Miller Born: Hartford, Michigan 1944 red maple, steel, and string overall: 16 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 3/8 in. (41.6 x 16.6 x 16.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb 1995.100.11A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54B


Luce Center Quote

"Manipulating the color and patterns in the wood to complement the form, and the texturing and carving to create visual and tactile contrasts are important parts of the process and the result." John Jordan

Luce Center Label

Amphora is a collaborative piece by John Jordan and Joe Miller (born 1944), who made the metal base. The wrought iron gently elevates and supports the vessel, which is unable to stand alone. The delicate carving around the rim complements the stripes of brown and red grain flowing down toward the vessel's pointed base.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

fabric - string

metal - steel

wood - maple

About John Jordan

Born: Nashville, Tennessee 1950

About Joe Miller

Born: Hartford, Michigan 1944

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