Untitled (Preacher Bank)

  • Billy Ray Hussey, Untitled (Preacher Bank), ca. 1995 - 1999, glazed stoneware and porcelain, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Orren and Marilyn Bradley and Kohler Foundation, Inc., 2015.58.12

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Billy Ray Hussey uses the methods of traditional Southern potters but creates forms that are all his own, drawing inspiration from English Staffordshire pottery and his own imagination. This preacher bank, like many of his works, is both comical and functional. The neatly dressed man grins, hands clasped politely in front of him, while a slot at the back of his neck allows coins to be inserted.
Title
Untitled (Preacher Bank)
Artist
Date
ca. 1995 - 1999
Location
Dimensions
13 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (34.3 × 19.1 × 19.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Orren and Marilyn Bradley and Kohler Foundation, Inc.

Mediums Description
glazed stoneware and porcelain
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – religion – clergy
  • Figure male – waist length
Object Number
2015.58.12
Palette
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