James Prestini, Bowl, 1933-1953, black walnut, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1970.46.4
James Prestini perfected the revolutionary technique of crafting vessels with porcelain-thin walls. His work became famous in the 1940s, and people were amazed by his innovative use of such a familiar material.
Luce Object Quote"The significance of my work is my ability to make it. To do that, I have to understand what I'm doing." James Prestini, 1984
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3 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (9.5 x 17.1 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the artist
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- black walnut
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