"Drape" Bowl

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Object Name: 
"Drape" Bowl
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Overall H: 13.2 cm, Diam: 26 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of David Whitehouse
Web Description: 
The glassblower often uses gravity to help shape the hot glass, and the designer explored that practice in his design for this bowl.
Whitehouse, David B. (British, 1941-2013), Source
Primary Description: 
Bowl, "Drape" Bowl. Colorless glass; blown, tooled.
From the Fire: Contemporary Glass
Cameron Art Museum 2017-03-11 through 2017-08-27
The exhibition, organized by the Cameron Art Museum and curated by Holly Tripman Fitzgerald (Chief Curator), will include loans from private collections; the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; as well as loans from the permanent collection of the Cameron Art Museum. Opening during the 55th anniversary of the studio glass movement, From the Fire: Contemporary Glass will explore the influence of North Carolina resident Harvey Littleton and the current innovative processes and artists in contemporary glass. The exhibition will include work by Littleton, in addition to other artists, and will be held in the Cameron Art Museum, Brown Wing.
Corning Museum of Glass 2012-05-19 through 2013-01-06
“Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab” showcases the Museum’s signature design program, GlassLab, in which designers are invited to work with hot glass. The exhibition features over 150 design prototypes by more than 45 international designers. Over the last decade, the field of design has shifted from a focus on industry and architecture to a practice increasingly informed by contemporary art and craft. Glass, in particular, is being used in newly expressive ways as a result of increased access to the molten material through programs such as GlassLab. Working with the Museum’s artist-glassblowers outside the context of factory production, designers are able to explore concepts and to learn about the properties of glass in ways that were not previously possible. Presented in 2012 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of American studio glass, this exhibition celebrates the spirit of freedom and experimentation with material and process that characterized the early years of the Studio Glass movement. At The Corning Museum of Glass, exhibitions honoring the history of studio glass in the United States and in Europe highlight individual artists. They are “Founders of American Studio Glass: Harvey K. Littleton” (on the West Bridge), “Founders of American Studio Glass: Dominick Labino (in the Rakow Research Library), and “Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch (in the Focus Gallery).