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Artist:
Del Stubbs, born Red Bluff, CA 1952  Search this
Medium:
claro walnut
Dimensions:
9 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. diam (25.1 x 8.2 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1979
Luce Center Label:
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.
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Del Stubbs in honor of his teacher Paul English
Object number:
2003.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7244a7a67-fd14-46d3-bbd0-1903516c9859
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.2