|Shoko Teruyama, Marshall, North Carolina|
Oval Bowl, Earthenware.
|Shoko Teruyama, Crow Woman with Pig. Earthenware.|
|Shoko Teruyama, Large Turtle|
Yet Teruyama's flower holder is the epitome of the pastoral, using the same French provincial decorative motives, abstracted from any drama, with only a birdie on the back of an chintz turtle. The bird sits like a pie bird and would appear to nest privately when a forest of tulips were planted around her.
|Ann Tubbs, Ottawa Lakes, Michigan. Pitcher.|
Tubbs carefully matches form and surface decoration. To the graceful, classic shape of the pitcher, she's attached a wavy, free-form sort of handle that allows the whole piece an organic feel. Then the handle, the wide band, and lip appear to have been drizzled or splashed with the colors she used in painting the body; these runny colors highlight the informality of the piece. They add warmth to its invitation for us to pick it up and splash out its cool contents.
|Ann Tubbs, 4-Legged Dish. Majolica.|
|Peter Karner, Hesperus, Colorado. Vase and Tureen. Stoneware.|
|Peter Karner, Box and Vase|