Hanging Series #15

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Hanging Series #15
Accession Number: 
79.4.136
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 43 cm, W: 30.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1977
Web Description: 
This sculpture is one of Mary Shaffer's early attempts at fusing and slumping industrial sheet glass. In the 1970s, she developed a unique technique, adapted from the auto industry, which she calls "mid-air slumping". It allows her to use gravity to soften plate glass into a form that she can combine with metal wire or tools.
Provenance: 
Shaffer, Mary (American, b. 1947), Source
1977
to
1979-09-21
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Mary Shaffer 77
signature
on end
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Hanging Series #15". Plate glass bound by wires, kiln-formred.
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1979 through 1979
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Renwick Gallery
Toledo Museum of Art
Glas als Material der bildenden Kunst seit 1960 (2015) illustrated, p. 102; BIB# 146034
GLAS als Materiel der bildenden Kunst seit 1960 (2015) illustrated, p. 102;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 22 (1980) illustrated, p. 101, #54; BIB# AI98082
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1979 (1980) illustrated, pp. 7, 16, bottom; BIB# AI97143
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) illustrated, p. 208, #220; BIB# 20603