Cup and Saucer

  • Dan Schmitt, Cup and Saucer, 2000, porcelain, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jan Schachter in honor of Ted Cohen, 2000.91.7A-B

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For Dan Schmitt, sculpting is a highly personal experience, and anyone who uses his pots becomes a part of that process. The artist creates pottery that displays its handmade quality, and he hopes that others will feel a personal involvement and connection with the unique aspects of each piece. Schmitt uses the “white on white” style in this set, which allows him to focus his attention on the beauty of form rather than elaborate glazing.

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“Tablewares become associated with certain events and people. They can be very intimate, as in having tea with a friend, or markers of festive occasions or events,” Artist quoted in Ceramics Monthly, April 2002

Cup and Saucer
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part A (cup): 2 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 4 in. (6.4 x 13.0 x 10.2 cm)
part B (saucer): 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. (1.7 x 14.3 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jan Schachter in honor of Ted Cohen

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