Born: New York, New York 1955
wood fired stoneware 18 x 16 in. (45.7 x 40.6 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mary Nyburg's Blue Heron Gallery and Elmerina and Paul Parkman
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54A
Luce Center Label
Mark Shapiro feels that a successful pot is one that fits the needs of its user and is still visually appealing. He lets the clay dry partially before carving, then decorates according to his whim. The body of this jar has four ribs that circle the pot and create variations in the glaze.
decorative arts - ceramic
Crafts - Clay