Mamoure

  • Mary Shaffer, Mamoure, 1993, slumped and fused glass with bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Cindy Miscikowski and Doug Ring, 2000.77A-C

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In Mamoure, curved pieces of slumped glass appear to be spilling out of a tall, geometric form. Shaffer scattered tiny threads of color within the fused layers of plate glass to suggest ripples and bubbles of water. The artist creates abstract shapes that evoke sculpture rather than functional ware.

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“I’m not interested in making something that people put a flower in. I want people to reflect on something vital, on a vital human emotion, either terrifying or pleasant. And you simply can’t do that, in my thinking, through a goblet.” Mary Shaffer, Handmade in America, 1995

Title
Mamoure
Artist
Date
1993
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
A : 80 × 10 × 11 7/8 in. (203.2 × 25.4 × 30.2 cm)
B: 5 5/8 × 10 1/4 × 10 1/4 in. (14.3 × 26.0 × 26.0 cm)
C: 7 1/8 × 10 5/8 × 10 3/4 in. (18.1 × 27.0 × 27.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Cindy Miscikowski and Doug Ring

Mediums
Mediums Description
slumped and fused glass with bronze
Classifications
Object Number
2000.77A-C
Palette
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