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Sculptures from the Flames: Ceramics by Gustav and Ulla Kraitz

August 26, 1994 – November 27, 1994

Smithsonian Gardens
Smithsonian museum grounds
Washington, DC

Sponsor: SITES

Location: Haupt Garden, Ripley Center's Concourse and Rotunda

Some 28 sculptures ranging from figuration to abstraction by Swedish artists Ulla and Gustav Kraitz are on view. To create in their works a luster and purity found in nature, the artists used kilns based on ancient Chinese models and followed the traditional art of Chinese glazing. Three classic glazes -- temmoku (brownish black), celadon, and oxblood -- comprise the Kraitzes' primary colors, along with an intense cobalt blue.

Organized by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).