Turban (Heron) Vessel

  • Frank Boyden, Tom Coleman, Turban (Heron) Vessel, 1986, stoneware, manganese slip, and copper luster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Smithsonian Women's Committee, 1988.22

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Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman created Turban (Heron) Vessel. The artists began collaborating on works in 1983, a partnership that brought together their individual strengths: Boyden uses his skill as a draftsman to decorate the forms created by Coleman. Boyden feels that his drawings energize a piece and hopes to encourage his viewers to walk around his work and follow the natural movement of the form and its ornament. The body of this pot was left untouched by Boyde's drawings to emphasize its beautiful shape.

Title
Turban (Heron) Vessel
Artists
Date
1986
On View
Dimensions
16 3/4 X 16 in. (42.6 x 40.7 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Smithsonian Women's Committee

Mediums
Mediums Description
stoneware, manganese slip, and copper luster
Classifications
Object Number
1988.22
Palette
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