Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Narrow-necked Bottle

Narrow-necked Bottle

Title

Narrow-necked Bottle

Description

John Beckelman graduated with an MFA in Ceramics from Illinois State University in 1978. His pieces have been exhibited nationally. He is currently Chair of the Art Department at Coe College.
John had this to say about his pieces:"These vessels are intended to evoke a sense of timelessness, stability and ease. Their forms and surfaces are inspired by early Neolithic storage vessels and their scale is an effort to induce a sense of quiet presence. Having worked with clay, in a variety of forms and formats and in all its varied physical states for close to thirty years now, I find that it's the elemental character and expressive potential of clay which continues to intrigue me. There is, indeed, an enduring, almost archetypal, appeal to clay, which is like no other material."

Creator

Beckelman, John

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2004
2004-10-28

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=115

Format

30
10
stoneware

Type

Still image
Stoneware (Pottery)

Identifier

10282004.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1126