Untitled

Media - 1991.164 - SAAM-1991.164_1 - 53501
Copied Maurice Heaton, Untitled, 1986, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donald and Carol Wiiken, 1991.164

Artwork Details

Title
Untitled
Date
1986
Dimensions
3 5814 58 in. (9.237.1 cm) diam.
Credit Line
Gift of Donald and Carol Wiiken
Mediums
Mediums Description
glass
Classifications
Object Number
1991.164

Artwork Description

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.