Dimensions: Object: 37 in. x 15 3/8 in. x 14 in. (94 x 39.1 x 35.6 cm)
Medium: salt-glazed stoneware
Credit Line: Director's Fund Purchase, with support from the Student Sale Fund, and Donations
Label Text: Don Reitz was recognized as one of the most important ceramic artists and influential teachers of the 20th century. This impressive vessel was created by assembling five separate, wheel-thrown and hand-built sections. The base (1) and “beehive” shaped body (2) support a short, sturdy cylinder (3), a taller cylinder (4), and the rim (5). The unusual black mat glaze with cobalt accents is highlighted by Reitz’s richly textured surface and dynamic vessel shape. Form #1 is an excellent example of the artist’s mature work.
Object Number: 1977/8.123
Currently not on view