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Coquina, from the Shell Series

1996 Ann Morhauser Born: Camden, New Jersey 1957 hand slumped glass, sandblasted with handpainted 24k gold edge 1 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (3.2 x 19.1 x 12.2 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Annieglass © 1991, Ann Morhauser 1996.87.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B

Luce Center Label

The curved lines and translucent colors of the Shell Series suggest the fluidity of water and the delicacy of eroded shells that Ann Morhauser collects from the beach near her home in Santa Cruz. The pieces are slumped in a mold at 1350°F, a temperature high enough to fuse precious metals and colors to the surface.


decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass


metal - gold

About Ann Morhauser

Born: Camden, New Jersey 1957

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