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Candelabra

1968-1969 Julia Jackson Born: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England 1937 stoneware and glaze 21 3/4 x 14 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. (55.2 x 35.9 x 20.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Helen Williams Drutt English and H. Peter Stern in honor of the 35th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery 2007.47.15 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53A


Luce Center Label

Candelabra is a combination of thrown and hand-built pieces of stoneware that Julia Jackson fired together. At this point in her career, Jackson was influenced by shapes and forms in the human skeleton. The shape and distressed surface of this piece evokes a pelvic bone that has been unearthed after many centuries.

Keywords

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - stoneware

About Julia Jackson

Born: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England 1937