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1998 Byron Temple Born: Centerville, Indiana 1933 Died: Louisville, Kentucky 2002 glazed stoneware and metal overall: 6 x 5 1/2 x 4 in. (15.2 x 14.0 x 10.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld 1998.110.1A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B

Luce Center Label

Byron Temple based this teapot around his favorite shape, the cylinder, simply adding a spout, lid, and spiraling metal handle. He left the lid and base of the pot unglazed, while the rest is covered in a rich dark hue. This teapot exemplifies the marriage of beauty and function that Temple strove for in his work.


decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - earthenware