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Monumental Vase

Pewabic Pottery

Artwork Details

Monumental Vase
circa 1935
Pewabic Pottery
stoneware with iridescent glaze
20 in. x 10 3/8 in. ( 50.8 cm x 26.4 cm )
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

Pewabic Pottery was founded in Detroit, Michigan by Mary Chase Stratton, an artist of the Arts and Crafts movement. Her pottery had simple shapes and retained the natural characteristics of its material. She once said, "if an object is beautiful, it is because of its own expression, and not because it has been made to look like something else."

Physical Description:

This ceramic vase has a long oval shape with a wide neck, rounded lip and sloping shoulder area. The circular rings from the process of being thrown on the wheel can be seen beneath the glaze. The glaze is a yellow-orange matt, with dark brown patches, over a shiny celadon green and iridescent purple base.

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