Maurice Heaton

born Neuchatel, Switzerland 1900-died Valley Cottage, NY 1990
Neuchatel, Switzerland
Valley Cottage, New York, United States
  • American

Maurice Heaton grew up with two generations of English glass artists and began experimenting with flat and molded glass as early as 1930. He invented a process in 1947 for firing and shaping his glassware in the studio furnace, which started the ball rolling for the studio glass movement of the 1960s. Heaton's work spans seven decades, and through his unique range of murals, window hangings, lighting fixtures and tableware, he is considered by many a "true original" (Neues Glas, April 1985).