Teacup

  • William Wilhelmi, Teacup, 1975, stoneware, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.133.5

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Bill Wilhelmi has described himself as a “wheel oriented” potter, and enlivens his pieces with southwestern landscapes and images. This stoneware tea set was created for the Renwick Gallery’s 1976 show, Craft Multiples, and is decorated with a technique known as wax resist, where designs are created by brushing wax over an area of clay so that it will resist the final glazing process. Wilhelmi unites the pieces of the set by using the loop handle from the teapot on the teacups as well.

Title
Teacup
Artists
Date
1975
On View
Dimensions
4 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (10.2 x 10.5 x 7.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – mountain
Object Number
1975.133.5
Palette
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