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1991 John Jordan Born: Nashville, Tennessee 1950 honey locust 5 x 5 1/2 in. (12.8 x 14.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb 1995.100.13 Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

"There is a great deal of emotion involved in making these pieces: anticipation, excitement, and sometimes frustration and disappointment. When the work goes well, my hand and eye seem to be guided by feelings rather than thoughts." John Jordan, American Craft, 1990

Luce Center Label

John Jordan used the large, sweeping grain of honey locust wood to inspire Vase. The spherical shape complements the circle of lightly colored wood and bands of darker tones. Jordan has applied tightly turned rings of texture around the piece to emphasize its rounded form.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - locust