Gifted

  • Nancy Jurs, Gifted, 1992, stoneware with terra sigillita, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1993.23.2A-B

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Nancy Jurs transforms the practical teapot into a solid, nonfunctional sculpture. She covered the pot with terra sigillata, a slip glaze that has been used since ancient Roman times to create a metallic appearance. The artist is drawn to organic forms, as here in the rough, irregular surface of the sculpture. Jurs also demonstrates that this piece, like many people, is a work in progress, still evolving and changing.

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Gifted
Artist
Date
1992
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Dimensions
overall: 13 3/8 x 12 1/4 x 6 7/8 in. (34.0 x 31.2 x 17.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
stoneware with terra sigillita
Classifications
Object Number
1993.23.2A-B
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