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Teapot

n.d. Paul Soldner Born: Summerfield, Illinois 1921 Died: Claremont, California 2011 stoneware assembled: 10 1/2 x 10 x 6 3/4 in. (26.7 x 25.4 x 17.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Theodore Cohen in memory of his mother and her sisters: Rose Melmon Cohen, Blanche Melmon, Mary Melmon Greenberg and Fanny Melmon Liberman 1998.122.22A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
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In the 1950s, when he first began working with Peter Voulkos at the Otis Art Institute, Paul Soldner was focused on creating functional vessels such as this teapot. Here, the multiple glazes contrast with the natural beauty of the raw clay. Soldner often added surface texture to his pieces as seen here in the band of small circles on the bottom of the pot.

Keywords

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - stoneware