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Blue Teapot with Fruit

1998 Farraday Ayne Newsome Born: El Paso, Texas 1955 glazed terra cotta overall: 7 5/8 x 12 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. (19.5 x 31.0 x 20.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1999.100A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54A

Luce Center Label

Farraday Ayne Newsome creates brightly colored stoneware vessels that are bursting with fruits, flowers, and animals. Many of her designs were inspired by her childhood in rural California, where her mother ran a plant nursery and her father designed pottery. In this piece, the rich colors and bulbous shapes create a tempting fruit bowl, disguising the spout and handle of the teapot.


Object - fruit - apple

Object - fruit - banana

Object - fruit - lemon

Object - fruit - orange

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - terra cotta

About Farraday Ayne Newsome

Born: El Paso, Texas 1955