Bowl

Copied Bob Stocksdale, Bowl, 1986, Philippine ebony, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason, 1991.169.7

Artwork Details

Title
Bowl
Date
1986
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
3 586 185 14 in. (9.315.613.4 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason
Mediums
Mediums Description
Philippine ebony
Classifications
Object Number
1991.169.7

Artwork Description

Bob Stocksdale believed a vessel must be both functional and beautiful. He did not allow the walls of his pieces to become too thin and never included cracks or blemishes. He explored a wide variety of colors and textures of wood, but his forms were always consistent, with only slight differences in height and shape.

Luce Object Quote
"I do not turn bowls as thin as I could, for I try first to give the piece strength and durability and then thinness without fragility." Bob Stocksdale, American Craft, 1988