Garden Lantern

  • Don Sprague, Garden Lantern, 2000, stoneware with high copper matte glaze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art, 2000.65A-B

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Don Sprague first began to design lanterns around 1995 when his sister-in-law wanted one to keep lit in her garden in memory of her mother. The artist has continued to build lanterns, altering their shape, size, and glazing through the years. His interest in the surfaces of his pots is noticeable in the varied carvings that enrich the body of this lantern. The copper-based glaze evokes the bronze Chinese lanterns he often looks to for inspiration.

Title
Garden Lantern
Artist
Date
2000
On View
Dimensions
overall: 18 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (46.7 x 26.8 cm) (diam.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art

Mediums
Mediums Description
stoneware with high copper matte glaze
Classifications
Object Number
2000.65A-B
Palette
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