Pot | David Ellsworth


white oak; lathe-turned
21 x 23 x 20 cm (0 x 9 x 8 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

Understated but graceful form is the hallmark of this wood turner's work. The artist reveals in this piece his reverence for the subtle grain patterns that white oak produces. Ellsworth's primary concern has been to explore the expressive and contemplative qualities of wood. The materials transcend our conventional associations with function and use in regard to vessels.

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