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Scully Square VI

Ceramic Platter

Created by Catherine Satterlee
Combining a love of working with colored slips and the work of Sean Scully, the artist produced a series of square plates inspired by Scully paintings seen at the Hirshhorn Museum a few years ago. She took the square within a square motif even further by literally superimposing a smaller thin square slab on top of the larger one and fusing them with glaze in the final firing. The contrast here is between the soft, matte black of the base and the slick, shiny black of the small square. The underside is unglazed, and there is a hole in the carved foot for a wire loop for hanging. The plate is decorative and not meant for food.

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