Bowl

  • Bob Stocksdale, Bowl, 1990, Masur birch, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason, 1991.169.5

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Bob Stocksdale enjoyed experimenting with new shapes, and his work explores a wide variety of bowl forms. In each of these pieces he has elevated the vessel by balancing it on a narrow foot. Stocksdale did not consider his design before starting to turn, but often allowed the rich patterns and colors in his exotic materials to dictate the finished form.

Luce Object Quote
"I make whatever I can work out of that piece of wood. I don't visualize the shape until I get it on the lathe and start cutting away the shape I don't want . . . I just work out what comes naturally." Bob Stocksdale, Woodwork, 1989
Title
Bowl
Artist
Date
1990
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
4 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. diam. (10.6 x 11.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason

Mediums
Mediums Description
Masur birch
Classifications
Object Number
1991.169.5
Palette
Linked Open Data
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