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Bronze Vessel

1975/original design 1974 Doug Hendrickson Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota 1938 Died: Lesterville, Missouri 2007 Lee Ferber Born: Bakersfield, California 1941 Matrix Pottery Peola Craftsmen bronze and Brazilian rosewood 15 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (40.3 x 14.5 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.151A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B


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Doug Hendrickson and Lee Ferber created Bronze Vessel while they were working together at Drake University. Ferber threw a simple vessel on the potter's wheel, from which Hendrickson created a wax model. The wax model was then altered to create an entirely new shape, which was cast in bronze. The archaic design and uneven patina of this piece evoke an ancient ceramic vessel.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - bronze

wood - rosewood

About Doug Hendrickson

Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota 1938 Died: Lesterville, Missouri 2007

About Lee Ferber

Born: Bakersfield, California 1941

About Matrix Pottery

About Peola Craftsmen