Bowl

  • Bob Stocksdale, Bowl, 1978, African yokewood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of David C. Lund in memory of his father, Oscar, 1991.134

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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.

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"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
1978
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
4 x 7 x 6 1/4 in. (10.3 x 17.9 x 15.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of David C. Lund in memory of his father, Oscar

Mediums
Mediums Description
African yokewood
Classifications
Object Number
1991.134
Palette
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