Steve Linn
Glass Sculpture

Steve Linn (American, b. 1943)
Bizarre Tryptic (Clarice Cliff) 2003
glass (pate de verre), bronze, wood
22 x 24 x 24″
Kamm Collection. 2003.44
Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Steve Linn was commissioned by the Kamms to make a sculpture for their teapot collection. He found inspiration in the work of renowned pottery designer Clarice Cliff. “I had an idea to develop a piece based on the teapots of Clarice Cliff…The piece would follow the ‘working-people doing things’ themes that have been an integral part of my work. Hands-on, following the development of the form and the decoration of her pieces.” Seen in this sculpture’s white glass elements are some of Cliff’s most recognizable teapot shapes.