Patched Pot

  • Kay Sekimachi, Patched Pot, 1986, linen, handmade paper, japanese, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, 1995.85.1

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This fragile pot is from the Patched Pot series of bowls made from layers of paper overlaid with handwoven linen. This process creates a checkerboard appearance that Kay Sekimachi enhances with colors. She began to make these small-scale pots and boxes at the end of the 1970s when she felt that she needed a break from her time-consuming work on the loom. To achieve the shapes of her pots, the artist often borrows bowls made by her husband, wood artist Bob Stocksdale, and weaves around them.

Title
Patched Pot
Artists
Date
1986
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
10 3/4 x 14 in. (27.4 x 35.6 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser

Mediums
Classifications
Object Number
1995.85.1
Palette
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