Design for footed bowl

Parke Edwards American
Manufacturer Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art

Not on view

This design drawing is for a footed stoneware bowl in the neo-Gothic style by Parke Edwards, artist, designer, and craftsman. The artist has taken pains to make the design a finished drawing where the volume of the piece is admirably captured by the application of darkening hues of gray, blue, and black, and the bright bluish-green highlights give life to the drawing. Edwards studied at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts), and is primarily known for his work in arts and crafts metalwork in the Gothic Style, studied further under Samuel Yellin, a blacksmith who was the premier decorative metalworker of the early twentieth century. Dated December 7, 1912, the design dates to the moment just prior to Edwards’ work on his most famous undertaking, the metalwork and other designs for Bryn Athyn Cathedral in the Swedenborgian community just outside of Philadelphia.

Design for footed bowl, Parke Edwards (American, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1890–1973 Pennsylvania), Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, American

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