The Urn; Rendina, Juta; 1991; PC003

From

The Clay Studio

Name/Title

The Urn

About this object

Sculpture - cylindrical urn, 6 cones on sidewalls, 2-headed, 4-legged form at top as handle, female forms and birds carrying baskets, geometric symbols and design, white and black on red

Maker

Rendina, Juta

Maker Role

Artist

Date Made

1991

Medium and Materials

earthenware, glaze

Inscription and Marks

Marked and dated on bottom of vessel: “JR / [square] / 91” (“JR” in monogram)

Measurements

8 x 6 x 19.5 inches

Subject and Association Keywords

Latvia

Subject and Association Description

Juta Rendina is known to be part of the generation born into the era of Soviet occupation in the mid- 20th century. What is known of Rindina’s work, especially the piece held by The Clay Studio, seems very much in line with some relatively typical features of Latvian, Baltic, and East European ceramics, all wrapped into one. In Rindina’s work there are: decorations, alterations, and additions to otherwise simple and commonplace vessel forms; ornamentation with hints of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and constructivism; some allusions to a tradition of manufactory and monumental, decorative vessels.

Collection

The Clay Studio Collection

Credit Line

The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia

Object Type

Sculpture

Object number

PC003

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