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Ruth Duckworth is considered one of the past century’s most innovative ceramic artists. Her influences range from ancient and non-Western pottery to Modernist sculpture. Works such as this vessel, with its weathered surface and patterning suggestive of tree rings, evoke the natural world.

Ruth Duckworth
American, born Germany, 1919–2009
Clay, glaze
6 ¾ x 5 x 4 ¼ in. (17.1 x 12.7 x 10.8 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Barbara Bihler, 98.523

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