Tea Kettle and Fabric Cozy

Tea Kettle and Fabric Cozy

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Object Name: 
Tea Kettle and Fabric Cozy
Accession Number: 
(a) Teapot H: 22.8 cm, W: 22.4 cm, D: 18.8 cm; (a) Teapot H (with handle down): 13.8 cm; (a) Teapot Base Diam: 18.8 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard Marquis, Jan Vail, and Nora Fanshell
Web Description: 
In 1963, Marquis arrived at the University of California at Berkeley, where he planned to study architecture. In the early 1960s, Berkeley was on the cusp of its golden age of social and cultural revolution. The decorative arts department at the university was a hub of activity, powered by the energy of the emerging Funk art movement. Marquis took ceramics courses taught by the respected ceramists Peter Voulkos and Ron Nagle, but he was even more attracted to glass. His introduction to the material came through Marvin Lipofsky, who had studied with American studio glass founder Harvey Littleton. One afternoon, Marquis saw Lipofsky blowing glass, and Marquis was hooked. He began working for Lipofsky as a teaching assistant and tech, repairing furnaces and performing other tasks while spending as much time as possible in the hot shop, blowing glass. He also built his first studio in Berkeley. Marquis began his explorations of the teapot form in ceramic. The cloth cover was sewn by Jan Vail and Nora Fanshell. The use of stripes and patterns on the teapot echo Marquis’s work in glass.
Marquis, Richard (American, b. 1945), Source
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Tea Kettle and Fabric Cozy". (a) Colored low-fire ceramic with clear glaze; sculpted, fired, assembled. Ceramic patchwork teapot with fixed lid and metal wire and ceramic handle. (b) Fabric patchwork teapot cozy with metal snaps.
Corning Museum of Glass 2013-02-16 through 2014-02-02
This exhibition is part of the Corning Museum’s ongoing Masters of Studio Glass series developed to provide a platform for in-depth surveys of artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.
Richard Marquis: Objects (1997) illustrated, p. 54, #23 (center); BIB# 59475