Coquina, from the Shell Series

  • Ann Morhauser, Coquina, from the Shell Series, 1996, hand slumped glass, sandblasted with handpainted 24k gold edge, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1991, Ann Morhauser, Gift of Annieglass, 1996.87.3

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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.

Title
Coquina, from the Shell Series
Artist
Date
1996
On View
Dimensions
1 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (3.2 x 19.1 x 12.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Annieglass

Mediums
Mediums Description
hand slumped glass, sandblasted with handpainted 24k gold edge
Classifications
Object Number
1996.87.3
Palette
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