Broken Jars; Järmut, Mai; 1990; PC015
Broken JarsAbout this object
hand, broken jar 1, broken jar 2
(broken old jar with contents spilling out)
1990Medium and Materials
stoneware, glazeInscription and Marks
Jars marked with a tag taped to the base, hand marked with an 'MJ' mark.Measurements
ac 4 x 3 x 7 inches
bc 8.5 x 6 x 6.5 inches
cc 7 x 9 x 4.5 inches
In Järmut’s work there was very much a Pop Art-influenced approach to ceramics. Pop easily translates into humor, which is a conspicuous element in Estonian ceramics at large. Despite this, Järmut’s fragmented, traumatized vessels and figurative elements are decidedly sobering if not exceptionally grim: the paradox is quite fascinating. In a survey of Estonian ceramics, neither this kind of dark edge nor a strong focus on the figure are particularly common, making Järmut’s work seem all the more enigmatic.
The Clay Studio CollectionCredit Line
The Clay Studio Collection, PhiladelphiaObject Type
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