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Untitled

1979 Michael Pavlik Born: Prague, Czechoslovakia 1941 glass 9 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. diam (23.4 x 10.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2001.71.19 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Untitled is typical of the blown glass vases that Michael Pavlik created in the mid- to late 1970s. Here, the fused green, brown, and blue glass resembles an abstract landscape. A layer of clear glass covers the decoration. This type of layered glass is known as "cased glass." Cased glass can be challenging to blow because it can be difficult to avoid air bubbles between the different layers, which (depending on their compositions) may react differently when heated.

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decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass