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1986 Maurice Heaton Born: Neuchatel, Switzerland 1900 Died: Valley Cottage, New York 1990 glass 3 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (9.2 x 37.1 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Donald and Carol Wiiken 1991.164 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Maurice Heaton made his decorated plates by hand cutting and grinding the glass into the desired shape. He applied the pattern directly onto the surface by tapping powdered enamel through graded sieves. The design was then set with a spray adhesive and the object fired in a kiln, allowing the piece to "slump" into the custom iron mold and the enamel powders to melt and fuse to the surface, creating a shiny, durable coating.

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