Born: Neuchatel, Switzerland 1900
Died: Valley Cottage, New York 1990
glass and enamel 3/4 x 12 x 12 in. (1.9 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Elmerina and Paul Parkman
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53A
Luce Center Label
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.
decorative arts - glass
Crafts - Glass
About Maurice Heaton
Born: Neuchatel, Switzerland 1900 Died: Valley Cottage, New York 1990
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