Blue Teapot with Fruit

Media - 1999.100A-B - SAAM-1999.100A-B_1 - 56277
Copied Farraday Newsome, Blue Teapot with Fruit, 1998, terracotta and glaze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1999.100A-B

Artwork Details

Title
Blue Teapot with Fruit
Date
1998
Dimensions
overall: 7 5812 148 18 in. (19.531.020.5 cm)
Credit Line
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

Artwork Description

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.