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Janice Roosevelt, American, b. 1935
Candelabra, 1959
Stoneware, glazed
10 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. (26.67 cm x 16.51 cm x 8.89 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Creation Place: North America, America
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 81.8.11


Commentary
"Like others in the Voulkos circle, she was interested in Japanese pottery and was impressed by a visit to Otis in 1958 by Kaneshige, a Living National Treasure (an honor awarded by the Japanese government), who lectured and gave a demonstration. The natural, organic shapes of Roosevelt's Candelabra, 1959, reveal the impact of the Japanese aesthetic on her work of that period."
(Mary Davis MacNaughton, Revolution in Clay, 1994, pg. 66)

Marks
Unsigned; $50 on bottom in brown.

Medium
Hand-built glazed stoneware; uneven glaze.

Object Description
Three armed candelabra, roughly built, in olive and brown glazes; middle arm is tallest, all are of uneven height.

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