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Pebbled YKB Bowl

This is a Bowl. It was created by Elsa Rady. It is dated ca. 1980 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is glazed porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Ceramist Elsa Rady studied pottery as a child, starting at age seven, and later at the California Institute of the Arts (formerly the Chouinard Art Institute) in the 1960s. The artist experimented both with form and process; the two notches on the rim of this bowl were added to prevent cracking during firing, but also for aesthetic effect. Rady created both functional and more decorative works, which she is best known for today. She preferred to display pieces on shelves as art rather than on a tabletop.

It is credited Gift of Dr. J. William Fielding.

  • Bowl (Germany)
  • kiln-formed fused glass.
  • This acquisition made possible through Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
  • 1983-11-1
  • Vase, ca. 1929
  • ceramic.
  • Collection of Mark Bassett and George Cooper.
  • 47.2016.3
  • Vase (Germany)
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Victor Wiener.
  • 1998-63-32

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Iroquois Casual Bowl
  • glazed porcelain.
  • Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection.
  • 1999-42-23

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 16.5 × 33 cm (6 1/2 in. × 13 in.)

Cite this object as

Pebbled YKB Bowl; Elsa Rady (American, 1943 - 2011); USA; glazed porcelain; H x diam.: 16.5 × 33 cm (6 1/2 in. × 13 in.); Gift of Dr. J. William Fielding; 1984-103-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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