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Marva Lee Pitchford-Jolly Signed Studio Pottery Vessel


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A studio pottery vessel by American artist Marva Lee Pitchford-Jolly (1937-2012). This vessel is turquoise in color with black abstracted designs that depict people. Jolly described these as her "Story Pots." According to Jolly, "My story pots reflect the stories I've heard and listen to all my life. Many of these voices have universal concepts, yet come from very personal experiences. [They] also talk about the capacity to grow, a quality that is present in all of us." The vessel is to the underside “MARVA JOLLY.” 

Marva Lee Pitchford-Jolly was born in Mississippi but worked out of Chicago for much of her career. She attended Roosevelt University in Chicago in the 1960s, graduating with a degree in Urban Studies. In the '70s, Jolly attended the Governor's State University in Illinois, received a Master's degree in Ethnic Studies and Political Science. 



8” W x 10” H x 8” D.

Condition notes:

Small imperfection to glaze near rim. Small pin holes to surface from glaze firing.

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