Suzanne Wolfe (BA (anthropology) 1965, BFA (BSD) 1968, MFA 1970)
The development of Western ceramics owes a great debt to Asian ceramics traditions. The interior Qing Dynasty gourd vase is glazed in the yellow color reserved for the emperor and embellished with the five-toed dragon. Encased within the German rococo lidded jar, the gourd vase represents the seed from which the Western form emerged.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.