Gold Pickle Jar

  • Jeffry Mitchell, Gold Pickle Jar, 2007, earthenware and glaze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art, 2015.39

Exhibition Label

It's hard to resist the disarming, childlike charm of Jeffry Mitchell's pots. Disguised beneath the rich sheen of his metallic glaze are flowers, teddy bears, and Babar-like elephants---common themes that this artist uses to explore themes of love, sex, death, and spiritual redemption with an evident sincerity and lust for life.   

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019

Title
Gold Pickle Jar
Artist
Date
2007
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
15 1/4 × 13 3/8 × 12 in. (38.7 × 34.0 × 30.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art

Mediums
Mediums Description
earthenware and glaze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – elephant
  • Object – other – container
Object Number
2015.39
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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