Classic Terra Sigillata Pillow Pitcher
Earthenware; ht. 19, wd. 27, dp. 14.5 in.
Artist stamp on the base of applied handle.
When Woodman, one the most important artists of 20th century ceramic art, came upon this form, known as a "Pillow Pitcher", the ceramics world went crazy. This particularly superb example is surfaced in "terra-sigillata", a fine suspension of clay slip that gives a smooth silky surface. These works are extremely rare as Woodman would eventually move to glazes on these forms in her long career. This is one of the signature artworks of late 20th Century Studio Pottery.
Provenance: DBR Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio 1982
Firing crack on base, lg. 4 in.