Zane Smith, Richard – Garden Set of 6 Pieces (2001)
This an exceptional group of corrugated pieces by Richard Zane Smith. Each piece is coil built using very thin coils. The coils are smoothed out on the inside but left exposed on the outside of the vessel. This distinctive style of pottery is a revival of the pre-historic concept of corrugated pottery. The earliest corrugated pieces were often baskets which had clay applied to them and then fired, creating a “corrugated” appearance. The small coils are used as part of the design and give each piece a textural feel. There is a large open bowl with a corrugated rim. The inside of the bowl has five pieces. Each piece has a different shape and style of corrugation. The variety of shapes reflect some of the different forms for which Richard is well known. The individual pieces sit in the sand, so they can be positioned in various ways. The set is from 2001. It is signed on the bottom, “Ricard Zane Smith”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.