The Urn; Rendina, Juta; 1991; PC003


The Clay Studio


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


Rendina, Juta

Maker Role


Date Made


Medium and Materials

earthenware, glaze

Inscription and Marks

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


8 x 6 x 19.5 inches

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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.


The Clay Studio Collection

Credit Line

The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia

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