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Vivika and Otto Heino, American, b. 1909
Lidded Container, 1960
Stoneware
7 1/4 in. x 5 in. x 5 in. (18.42 cm x 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Thrown
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 83.2.6.a, b


Commentary
"Their pottery, as exemplified in Lidded Container, a stoneware pot, c.1960, is expertly thrown and classic in shape. Decoration is applied to accentuate, rather than compete with, the shape of the vessel. Throughout their career, the Heinos have produced ceramics in a variety of shapes and surface decoration, including architectural elements. All are closely tied to utilitarian forms and are marked by simplicity and understatement."
(Kay Koeninger, Revolution in Clay, 1994, pg. 20)

Marks
"Viveka and Otto" inscribed in clay on interior of foot.

Medium
Glazed stoneware; wheel-thrown.

Object Description
Lidded container with a stripe design in green-blue on white; lip bends outward at top edge. Flat, circular lid extends into hollow tub at center (goes upward).

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