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Object Place: Durham, New Hampshire, United States
Overall: 22.5 x 19.1 x 18.4 cm (8 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stoneware with sgraffito decoration
Not On View
Footed bowl having a metallic glaze into which a calligraphic design has been inscribed. The design pattern in four inches wide and circumscribes the bowl. Interior glaze is brown.
Unlike many of their contemporaries who focused on color and glaze experiments, the Scheiers frequently portrayed human figures and other images on the surface of their pots. These abstracted, simplified designs in sgraffito decoration—scratching through one layer of glaze to reveal another—related to the larger international abstract art movement prevalent in the mid-20th century.
Inscribed inside foot of bowl: "Scheier"
To MFA, 1990, gift of Margaret Craver Withers.
Gift of Margret Craver Withers