Scoop

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Object Name: 
Vessel
Title: 
Scoop
Accession Number: 
2007.4.39
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 15.9, W: 42.3 cm, D: 22.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1999
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles Bronfman
Web Description: 
Morris is widely recognized for his sculptures that explore themes related to archaeology, anthropology, and the natural world. These subjects are united by the artist’s interest in myth and ancient history, and his understanding of nature. Morris is an experienced hunter and outdoorsman, and these activities are reflected in his art work. Scoop is inspired by ancient and tribal utilitarian pottery forms. The characteristic matte, acid-etched surfaces of Morris’s vessels tone down the hardness and shininess of the glass without the loss of luminescence.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Bronfman, Charles, Source
2007-06-25
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
William Morris / 1997
signature
Engraved On underside of vessel in script
Primary Description: 
Multi-colored glass; blown, hot-applied glass powders, acid-etched. Circular shaped bowl with one elongated side, creating a shape similar to that of half a gourd.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
New Glass Review, 29 (2008) illustrated, p. 117;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2007 (2008) illustrated, p. 44; BIB# AI90242