Geometric Brown Bowl-Charles Smith
This handmade bowl by Charles Smith is 4" high with a diameter of 6.8". Charles is an accomplished potter who has exhibited works in the Smithsonian and the American Craft Museum in New York. This bowl features an exquisite gloss that shines brilliantly and is decorated using the sgraffito ("to scratch") technique.
Charles Smith is a well-known and well-liked Mobile, AL, potter who began his career in the early 1970’s: “I began studying art after a tour of duty in Vietnam, the trauma surrounding the war made me want to pursue the arts.” Smith matured his interest in the arts by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education with a minor in Pottery from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. In 1977, he was hired by the City of Mobile as a resident artist, during which time he painted murals and taught art in city parks and recreation centers. Since that time, Smith has won some 25 first place or Best of Show awards for his work. His work was included in the traveling exhibit: “Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African American Craft Art.” He has exhibited all over the country, including the National Museum of American Art in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and the American Craft Museum in New York City.