Bowl | Joan Mondale

Bowl

1993
stoneware and shino glaze;
wheel-thrown
9 x 17 cm (4 x 7 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

This beautifully thrown stoneware bowl by potter Joan Mondale typifies her desire to produce useful objects. The ribbed exterior recalls the spinning motion of the potter's wheel, while the bold and confidently applied calligraphic brushstoke visually energizes the surface.

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