Floating Rim Bowl

  • Al Stirt, Floating Rim Bowl, 1988, myrtle, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb, 1995.100.29

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Al Stirt encourages people to hold his functional vessels, believing that beautiful objects should be used in all aspects of everyday life. This bowl is turned from myrtle burl, an extremely hard, rare wood from the Northwest that has dense swirls of gray and brown grain. This vessel’s simple form and rough, carved detail highlight the dark, mottled grain of the myrtle burl.

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"I seek a balance in my work between the dynamic and the serene. By playing with the tension created by combining the circle’s perfection with the energy of pattern I am trying to make pieces that have life." Al Stirt, 2004
Title
Floating Rim Bowl
Artists
Date
1988
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Not on view.
Dimensions
3 1/8 x 11 1/2 in. (8.0 x 29.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb

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Object Number
1995.100.29
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