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1984 Lynn Turner Born: Leavenworth, Kansas 1943 clay 11 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. (30.0 x 17.3 x 9.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2001.71.16A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B


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Lynn Turner's untitled teapot is composed of amalgamations of organic shapes. The multicolored handle and spout recall bamboo shoots, while the ridges on the vessel's body evoke that of a gourd. Turner’s sculptural forms are heavily influenced by ancient architecture, ritual vessels, and her sense of humor. The pastel purple, pink, and orange, along with the irregular placement of purple triangles, give the teapot a fantastical air.

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decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay