Bronze Vessel

  • Matrix Pottery, Peola Craftsmen, Doug Hendrickson, Lee Ferber, Bronze Vessel, 1975/original design 1974, bronze, rosewood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.151A-B

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Doug Hendrickson and Lee Ferber created Bronze Vessel while they were working together at Drake University. Ferber threw a simple vessel on the potter's wheel, from which Hendrickson created a wax model. The wax model was then altered to create an entirely new shape, which was cast in bronze. The archaic design and uneven patina of this piece evoke an ancient ceramic vessel.

Title
Bronze Vessel
Artists
Date
1975/original design 1974
On View
Dimensions
15 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (40.3 x 14.5 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Classifications
Object Number
1975.151A-B
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URL
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