Sunflower Wish Bowl

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Object Name: 
Sculptural Vessel
Sunflower Wish Bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 19.5 cm, W: 23.1 cm, D: 23.7 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Douglas and Michael Heller
Primary Description: 
Colorless casing transparent varying shades and mixtures of yellow and green, light blue, dark brown glasses; cane is colores with glass powders and pulled by the artist, sections are lampworked then assembled over a gas/oxygen torch. Asymmetrical openwork bowl formed of narrow plant stems arcing upward in overlapped scallop pattern, stems are punctuated by small regularly-spaced crimped pointed leaves interspersed with five large sunflower heads in full bloom facing out from bowl exterior, each blossom comprised of double-row of pointed yellow petals and large mottled yellow/green center, also scattered through foliage walls are five smaller buds with small brown conical centers and five to six small petals curving back away from center; stems emerge from narrow circular foot (not completely closed) composed of alternating short sections of green and blue, a y-shaped stem branch with leaves transverses the ring forming part of base; unsigned.
Heller, Douglas, Source
Heller, Micheal, Source
The Studio at 20
Corning Museum of Glass 2016-05-26 through 2017-01-22
For 20 years, The Studio has been a starting point for emerging artists and an incubator for new work by established artists. The works on view in this exhibition are part of the Museum’s permanent collection and were created by artists who have taught or who have been artists in residence at The Studio. Additional pieces by this artistic community can be found in the Glass Collection Galleries, where they are identified by The Studio at 20 symbol. The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass is a community of artists who come together to learn, create, and teach. Since opening its doors in 1996, The Studio has welcomed more than 20,000 students, instructors, and resident artists from around the world. What sets this teaching institution apart from others are the unique combination of facilities, the talented and dedicated staff, the inspiration of the Museum’s rich historical glass collection, and the significant holdings and staff assistance in the Rakow Research Library. In addition to being an internationally renowned glass teaching facility, The Studio is a place where artists come to make their work. A residency program supports 10–12 artists per year. Artists are selected through an application process and live and work in Corning for one month, fully supported by the staff of The Studio. The Studio is open to the public, so please stop in during your visit to the Museum. Learn more about classes, special programs, artist residencies, and instructors at The Studio.
Glass America
Heller Gallery 1994 through 1994
Title Unknown (American Craft) (1993) p. 58, ill.;