Untitled

Media - 2002.73.8 - SAAM-2002.73.8_1 - 69133
Copied Maurice Heaton, Untitled, 1977, glass and enamel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Elmerina and Paul Parkman, 2002.73.8

Artwork Details

Title
Untitled
Date
1977
Dimensions
341212 in. (1.930.530.5 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Elmerina and Paul Parkman
Mediums Description
glass and enamel
Classifications
Object Number
2002.73.8

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.