Glazescape (Green Shade)

  • Glazescape (Green Shade), 2021, earthenware with slip and glaze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ted Rowland, 2022.10, © 2021, Lauren Mabry

Lauren Mabry constructed the frame of this sculpture from slabs of earthenware. She piped a selection of glazes into the top cavity, then relinquished all control. During the firing process, the glazes melted down, colors mingling, and eventually hardened into glasslike strands. Mabry’s spontaneous process yields luscious patterns and textures, reminiscent of butterfly wings and otherworldly terrains. 


This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022

Title
Glazescape (Green Shade)
Date
2021
Location
Dimensions
20 18 × 15 78 × 6 34 in. (51.1 × 40.3 × 17.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Ted Rowland

Mediums
Mediums Description
earthenware with slip and glaze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2022.10
Palette
Linked Open Data
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