Monday, June 19, 2006

All That Jazz



The Jazz Bowl, 1931 by Viktor Schreckengost, The Cowan Pottery Museum, Rocky River, OH.

According to many sources the Jazz Bowl is considered one of the earliest examples of the Art Deco style made in America. It was produced by Cowan Pottery as a punch bowl for a client who turned out to be Eleanor Roosevelt.

The National Centennial Exhibition of Schreckengost's work 100 Years in 100 Days is on now.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this very cool blog. I love to check it each day and see what you have posted. Also your breif descriptions are fantastic.

Katharine said...

I could not believe my eyes when I saw your "blog" today. My first visit will NOT be my last. Thank you. Katharine

Martha said...

Thanks for visiting.

Martha

Boggart said...

Where the blue of the night
hits the jazz rhythm parade,
syncopated images float.
The music is silent, and yet…
almost heard as our eyes
remember what ears have observed.

Martha said...

Perfect!

Thanks so much.

Martha

Rich said...

Thanks for recognizing the Centennial, Martha. Also, Vik's just freshly released a new issue of the Jazz Bowls and Jazz Plates, and that's attracting some attention as well. All well deserved, in my mind!

cheryl.andrey said...

Such a beautiful work of art! I was lucky enough to be on the team of artists that reproduced the jazz series the summer before last. Quite an experience!

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