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Plum Tree Thicket

1993 Janel Jacobson Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota 1950 porcelain and celadon glaze overall: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (6.4 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist © 1993, Janel N. Jacobson 1996.74A-B Not currently on view

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“Each piece is an intimate look at creatures and plants in their natural environment, a story which might arouse quiet memories in the mind of the viewer.” Artist’s statement

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Janel Jacobson began to make celadon-glazed porcelain bowls with carved images in the mid-1980s. She wanted her works to capture the intimate scenes from nature that she observed around her home in rural Minnesota. Plum Tree Thicket reveals Jacobson’s delicate carvings and translucent finishes, and is one of her last shallow-relief carved bowls.


Animal - amphibian - frog

Object - foliage

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - porcelain

About Janel Jacobson

Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota 1950

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