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Tea Set (creamer)

1994 John Satterfield Born: Clearwater, Florida 1931 Died: Greenville, North Carolina 2000 pewter, anodized aluminum, sterling silver, and acrylic 4 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (12.1 x 21.6 x 6.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift from the Collection of John and Dorothy Satterfield 2001.30.1.2A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B


Luce Center Quote

“[The] visual qualities of mechanical things are . . . the food that feeds my desire to make things.” John Satterfield, SNAG magazine, 1979

Luce Center Label

John Satterfield made jewelry, vessels, and kinetic toys from a wide variety of metals. Mechanical forms inspired him, and the elements in his designs often resemble wheels, levers, and switches. The geometric pieces in Tea Set rest on tiny balls and resemble miniature robots, about to be set in motion.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

About John Satterfield

Born: Clearwater, Florida 1931 Died: Greenville, North Carolina 2000

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