scoopbowl service

Media - 2021.74A-K - SAAM-2021.74A-K_1 - 143067
Copied Gwendolyn Yoppolo, scoopbowl service, 2010, porcelain with matte crystalline glazes and high temperature wire, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Rebecca Anne Sive, 2021.74A-K

Artwork Details

scoopbowl service
6 × 14 12 × 14 12 in. (15.2 × 36.8 × 36.8 cm) (Bowl) 2 × 5 14 × 3 in. (5.1 × 13.3 × 7.6 cm) (Spoons)
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Gift of Rebecca Anne Sive
Mediums Description
porcelain with matte crystalline glazes and high temperature wire
  • Object — other — dish
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Artwork Description

Serving vessels often take center stage in a social gathering. Gwendolyn yoppolo’s scoopbowl service encourages mindful interaction: as people share from this bowl, they also share space and each other’s attention. Yoppolo developed an opalescent glaze that varies under different lights, creating ever-changing perceptions of the artwork and perhaps encouraging the same of each other.


This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022


Quilt featuring the portrait of a woman
This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World
May 13, 2022April 2, 2023
This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World showcases the dynamic landscape of American craft today. The exhibition highlights the role that artists play in our world to spark essential conversations, stories of resilience, and methods of activism—showing us a more relational and empathetic world. It centers more expansive definitions and acknowledgments of often-overlooked histories and contributions of women, people of color, and other marginalized communities.