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Gerald Newcomb

American, b. 1951

circa 1982-1983

14 x 15.25 x 15.25 in.
Gift of the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation

Gerald Newcomb’s Jar is a large wheel-thrown stoneware vessel with a spherical shape that bears a striking resemblance to the traditional Korean “moon jar.” The surface has a thick, luscious red glaze, known as “oxblood” or “copper red,” due to the particular hue, with a hand-painted motif of crisscrossing plants of navy and orange across the belly and shoulder of the pot.

Newcomb is an American artist best known for his kiln-cast glass sculpture, light fixtures, tables, and wall murals. He initially worked with clay, having taken numerous classes in his late teens and early twenties. His creative process evolved when he began using clay forms to cast glass that would take on the shape and texture of the original mold. Jar is a two-sided sculpture, with one side in high relief and the other flat and transparent, which hides or reveals elements depending on the viewer’s perspective. Newcomb continues to work in this manner and divides his time between his studios in Seattle and Lopez Island, Washington.

Ayla Murray

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  • mauve - A delicate purple aniline dye; one of the earliest synthetic dyes. When chemist William Henry Perkin was working to create artificial quinine, he noticed a residue that became the first aniline dye (mauveine), sometimes called aniline purple.
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