Born: Warren, Indiana 1913
Died: Oakland, California 2003
Honduras mahogany 1 x 20 3/8 in. diam. (2.5 x 51.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Jane and Arthur Mason
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54B
Luce Center Label
Bob Stocksdale used only one tool, a half-inch gouge, for most of his bowls, platters, trays, and bookends. He valued craftsmanship and often made multiples so that he could carefully refine a particular form. In Tray the simple shape emphasizes the subtle veins found in Honduras mahogany.
Crafts - Wood