Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Oble Cloud Cup $3,800>

Bloomington, Indiana-based artist Malcolm Mobutu Smith’s wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics merge volumetric abstractions of vessels such as cups and scoops with the imagery of clouds—a motif that spans cultures and media, from Ming dynasty ceramics and embroidered kimonos to tattoos, graffiti, and cartoons.


DESIGNER/

Malcolm Mobutu Smith

DATE/

2008

MATERIALS/

Stoneware, slip and glaze

DIMENSIONS/

21.5 x 19 x23 cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

HERITAGE/

United States

SHIPS FROM/

Bloomington

$3,800