Blue Teapot with Fruit

  • Farraday Newsome, Blue Teapot with Fruit, 1998, terracotta and glaze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1999.100A-B

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Farraday Ayne Newsome creates brightly colored stoneware vessels that are bursting with fruits, flowers, and animals. Many of her designs were inspired by her childhood in rural California, where her mother ran a plant nursery and her father designed pottery. In this piece, the rich colors and bulbous shapes create a tempting fruit bowl, disguising the spout and handle of the teapot.

Title
Blue Teapot with Fruit
Artist
Date
1998
Location
Dimensions
overall: 7 5/8 x 12 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. (19.5 x 31.0 x 20.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
terracotta and glaze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – fruit – orange
  • Object – fruit – lemon
  • Object – fruit – banana
  • Object – fruit – apple
Object Number
1999.100A-B
Palette
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