John Jordan | Black Spiral Vessel

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John Jordan | Black Spiral Vessel
2,600.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2023 Jun 02 @ 18:08UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Black Spiral Vessel, 2001
John Jordan (1950-2023)
9.5 x 8.5 inches
10% of the proceeds will go to support organ transplantation

"I am connected to the material of wood as a potter is connected to the clay-it's what I do and who I am."

The pieces I make are simple but finely detailed vessels. Manipulating the color and patterns in the wood to complement the form, and the texturing and carving to create visual and tactile contrasts are important parts of the process and the result. What I feel is most important is the intangible quality that the piece is "right" that comes with putting emotion and feeling into the work. A simple object can be very powerful and emotional just for what it is."

Special thanks to Jerry Kaplan and his late wife, Deena, for their 2019 unrestricted donation of this piece.

Working from his shop in Cane Ridge, Tennessee, but teaching, exhibiting, and traveling around the world, John was known for his textured and carved hollow vessels, his observant eye, and sense of humor. John has been featured in many major turning exhibitions in the past thirty years. His work has received numerous awards, and is in the permanent collections of many museums and corporations, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the American Craft Museum in New York City, the White House in Washington, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, the Fine Arts Museum in Boston, and the Detroit Institute of the Arts and the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.