Knobs, Finials & Handles

January 13, 2018 – April 8, 2018

Location: Permanent Collection Corridor
Opening reception: Friday February 2, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Mugs, cups, casseroles, or coffee pots, the ceramic pieces that are used every day, are often chosen because they feel good in the hand and are easy to use. If these pieces are well designed, one does not necessarily consider the reasons why one likes them, they just feel good. Knobs, finials, and handles not only make it easier to use a piece, but are routinely employed to give a piece the personal mark of the artist, yet while they are often ignored, they are often the most important detail in the design. See some of the clever solutions to this problem in Knobs, Finials and Handles.

Image: Donn Zver, Hexagon Box with Crested Handle, 1973-1974.


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