Turned Wood Vase

  • Del Stubbs, Turned Wood Vase, 1979, claro walnut, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Del Stubbs in honor of his teacher Paul English, 2003.2

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Del Stubbs once referred to Turned Wood Vase as the "epitome of [his] work in classical balanced forms." He attributes his interest in this form to his early work with woodturner Peter English. Known for its workability, rich color, and decorative grain patterns, claro walnut is the name the lumber industry and woodturners use for the wood of the Northern California walnut tree. The elegant shape of Turned Wood Vase highlights the unusual grain, and the vessel's thin walls show both the artist's skill as well as the resilience of the wood.

Title
Turned Wood Vase
Artist
Date
1979
Location
Dimensions
9 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. diam (25.1 x 8.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Del Stubbs in honor of his teacher Paul English

Mediums
Mediums Description
claro walnut
Classifications
Object Number
2003.2
Palette
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