Untitled

  • Michael Pavlik, Untitled, 1979, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001.71.19

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Untitled is typical of the blown glass vases that Michael Pavlik created in the mid- to late 1970s. Here, the fused green, brown, and blue glass resembles an abstract landscape. A layer of clear glass covers the decoration. This type of layered glass is known as "cased glass." Cased glass can be challenging to blow because it can be difficult to avoid air bubbles between the different layers, which (depending on their compositions) may react differently when heated.

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
1979
On View
Dimensions
9 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. diam (23.4 x 10.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mediums Description
glass
Classifications
Object Number
2001.71.19
Palette
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