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Overall H: 47.3 cm, W: 25.2 cm, D: 15.2 cm
On Display
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Gift of Martin Bresler
Web Description: 
Trained as a painter and sculptor, Dorothy Hafner (American, b. 1952) was a ceramics designer when she was started working with glass. She makes kiln-formed and fused glass "collages" whose colors and shapes are inspired by the sea. Because she does not blow glass herself, her series of "tesserae" vessels, of which Aurora is one, was made with a glassblowing team headed by the renowned Venetian glass master Lino Tagliapietra (Italian, b. 1934).
Bresler, Martin, Former Collection
Hafner '95
Scratch-engraved Base
Primary Description: 
Transparent multi-colored glass; blown with pick-up marquetry. Flattened ovoid shape with triangular section cut off top.
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America
Carnegie Museum of Art 2007-05-12 through 2007-09-16
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30
Corning Museum of Glass Calendar (2014) illustrated, p, 2, middle;
Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America (2007) illustrated, p. 163, Plate 100; Cover; BIB# 101488
The Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass (2005-07) illustrated, p. [2]; BIB# AI89737
Il Corning Museum (2005-06) illustrated, p. 23 bottom middle; BIB# AI98014
Welcome New Additions (2005) illustrated, p. 2, left; BIB# AI65624
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, cover; p. 105, #185; BIB# 65446
Recent Important Acquisitions, 41 (1999) illustrated, p. 211, #67; BIB# AI43981
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1998 (1999) illustrated, p. 5; BIB# AI95009