Object Record

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Artist Dotson, Virginia
Title Calligraphy Bowl
Date 1991/ /
Material Baltic birch, wenge, walnut
Height (in) 5.75
Diameter (in) 15
Credit line The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection, Center Purchase
Accession Number 1995.01.01.043P
Object ID Number 1995.01.01.043
Object Number OBJ 82
Category 4: T&E For Materials
Sub-category Food Service T&E
Signed Name Virginia Dotson
Sig Loc Engraved on bottom
Inscription Text Engraved: Virginia Dotson 1991 Pacific Birch 91032
Notes Virginia Dotson's work is a unique departure from turned lamination standards set by Rude Osolnik in the 1960s and 70s. This classical form is constructed out of contrasting laminated patterns of Baltic birch and hardwoods. Her approach is painterly as opposed to Osolnik's decorative approach. Dotson has an MFA in woodworking.