Espresso Cup and Saucer

Espresso Cup and Saucer
Curtis Benzle
Artist Biography
Acquisition Number: 2016.11
Medium: Neriage clay
Size: 3” x 2” x 2½” - cup 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” x ¾” - saucer
Date: 1995
Credit: Bill and Liz Hunt Collection

As visible in "Espresso Cup and Saucer," Benzle has a fascination with patterns inspired by nature. The look of "Espresso Cup and Saucer" was achieved using the Neriage process, where different colored clays are layered together and then thrown on a wheel.