Coiled Pot

  • Louise Goodman, Coiled Pot, ca. 1986, fired clay with piñon pitch, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Mrs. Gibson Fahnestock, 1997.124.155

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Louise Goodman makes rope pots by twisting coils of clay into a cylinder. She smoothes the inside of the clay, but leaves the outside rough to show the separate coils. This is a difficult technique, because each coil needs to be evenly rolled and carefully joined to create a uniform finish. She then fires the clay in a pit, allowing the smoke to create patches of color known as "fire clouds."

Title
Coiled Pot
Artist
Date
ca. 1986
On View
Dimensions
14 7/8 x 11 1/8 in. (37.8 x 28.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Mrs. Gibson Fahnestock

Mediums
Mediums Description
fired clay with piñon pitch
Classifications
Object Number
1997.124.155
Palette
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