Gold Lustre Teapot

  • Beatrice Wood, Gold Lustre Teapot, 1988, earthenware with lustres, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1989.26A-B

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Beatrice Wood's interest in ceramics and luster glazes began in 1933 when she could not find a teapot to match a set of antique luster plates she had bought, and so she decided to make her own. In the 1950s the emergence of abstract expressionism led Wood to coat the entire body of her ceramic works with shimmering lusters. This style became her trademark and was used throughout her long career. The large round body and oversized handle of this teapot balance precariously on the small foot.

Title
Gold Lustre Teapot
Artist
Date
1988
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
14 x 11 1/2 in. (35.5 x 29.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
earthenware with lustres
Classifications
Object Number
1989.26A-B
Palette
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