Thumb-Print Urn by Marlis Schratter
One of a kind stoneware pot by studio ceramicist Marlis Schratter. Monumental wheel-thrown cylinder vessel is embellished with the artist's thumb-pulled ridges. Matte and earthy exterior contrasts with speckled-yellow glaze interior. Large in its scale, this vessel may be used as a planter or floor vase. Circa 1970s.
Marlis Schratter is a German-born New England studio ceramicist. She was trained at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Boston Museum School . At the height of its vanguard movement, Schratter attended the Haystack Mountain School of Craft, which counts Anni Albers, M.C. Richards, and Toshiko Takaezu as alumni. An exhibiting artist, Schratter was also a teacher on the art faculty of the DeCordova Museum.
16” Tall x 11” Diameter