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Marguerite Wildenhain, French, (1896–1985)
Bowl, 1956
Stoneware, glazed
3 1/2 in. x 15 1/4 in. x 15 1/4 in. (8.89 cm x 38.74 cm x 38.74 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Thrown
Creation Place: Europe, France
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: L78.1.299

"Utilitarianism is central to Wildenhain's aesthetic. Her emphasis on form rather than color, evident in Bowl...was an attitude she learned from her teacher Gerhard Marcks [sculptor, Weimar Bauhaus]. Both of these aspects are directly related to her Bauhaus training, as well as her interest in native ceramics of North and South America, which she studied and collected."
(Kay Koeninger, Revolution in Clay, 1994, pg. 21)

Signed "(illeg.) Pond Farm" - inscribed on bottom; "25-" in pencil on bottom.

Glazed stoneware; thrown.

Object Description
Depp, large, round bowl in concentric circles of green and black glaze, with rust toned accent sprayed in areas.

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