Julia Galloway
Utilitarian Pottery

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platter salt cups tea pot
cup and saucer platter2 tumblers
large platter

Belle-Lettres

belles-lettres: literature viewed in terms of aesthetic rather than didactic or informative content
(F. "fine letters")
Holter Museum exhibition 1999. Letters as decorative elements are the underlying threads in all the works in this exhibition. Letters are curious through their suggestive content and representative styles. These written symbols are familiar to us; we use them everyday. Letters form a structure for surface decoration and establish an underlying visual order. These pots were inspired by Persian miniature painting, Chinese ceramic export wear, and poetry, as well as the thesaurus. The pottery forms I make suggest ideas of intimacy and conversation through composition. I thank the Holter Museum of Art and the Archie Bray Foundation for their gracious support with this exhibition.
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