Pitcher | Andrea Gill

Pitcher

1991
low-fire terra cotta
clay, engobes, and glaze;
press molded and slab constructed
61 x 46 x 25 cm (24 x 18 x 10 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

Gill's interest in painting and fifteenth-century decorated pottery, such as Spanish and Italian tin-glazed majolica, has inspired the surface treatment of her vases. This vessel brings to mind a large pitcher, with its pinched spout and two-dimensional handle. The repeat pattern of dancing goblets suggests a lively celebration is about to commence.

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Pitcher (Detail)

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