James Prestini, Platter, 1933-1953, yellow birch, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1970.46.16
James Prestini perfected the revolutionary technique of crafting vessels with porcelain-thin walls. His work became famous in the 1940s, and people were amazed by his innovative use of such a familiar material.
Luce Object Quote"The significance of my work is my ability to make it. To do that, I have to understand what I'm doing." James Prestini, 1984
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7/8 x 10 1/4 in. (1.6 x 26.0 cm.) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the artist
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- yellow birch
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