Bowl

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

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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
Title
Bowl
Artist
Date
1986
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. (9.3 x 15.6 x 13.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason

Mediums
Mediums Description
Philippine ebony
Classifications
Object Number
1991.169.7
Palette
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