diamond-shaped box, slightly flaring from base; 2 small football-shaped holes at center of lid; interior glazed green; exterior glazed white with green at 2 corners on lid and sides of box

Covered box, 1999

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Gift of Eunice Butlerexpand_more  99.189.3a,b

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Local artists Jan McKeachie-Johnston and Maren Kloppmann's ceramics represent two dramatically different aesthetics. McKeachie-Johnston derives inspiration from an eclectic mix of historical sources - African pottery, Native American basketry, and contemporary Japanese ceramics - which are felt in the rich surface pattern, deep colors, and striking abstract form of this vessel.

In contrast, the German-born Kloppmann is known for her modernist approach. Symmetrical and geometric vessels like her Covered Box convey the clean, minimalist aesthetic of Europe in the 1930s, still appreciated today.

Details
Title
Covered box
Artist Life
German, born 1962
Role
Artist
Dimension
H.5-5/8 x W.5-3/4 x D.5-1/4 in. (overall)
Accession Number
99.189.3a,b
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diamond-shaped box, slightly flaring from base; 2 small football-shaped holes at center of lid; interior glazed green; exterior glazed white with green at 2 corners on lid and sides of box