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Artist LITTLETON, Harvey
Birth 1922, Corning, New York, United States of America
   
Title Amber folded form
Date 1973
Place Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Medium hot-worked glass
Dims 28.3 x 19.2 x 9.8 cm
Collection National Gallery of Australia
Creditline Crafts Board of the Australia Council Collection 1980
AccNo 82.2328
 

Harvey Littleton successfully developed methods which allowed individuals to work efficiently and economically with studio glass. The use of small furnaces and low-cost raw materials made glass work viable for artists and encouraged its development in American art schools and universities.

Littleton's work in glass exploits its sculptural potential, using simple forms that emphasise the optical qualities, intense colour, refractive potential and fluidity of the material.

 

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Vase, HOFFMANN, Josef; WIENER WERKSTÄTTE, ; 1915, Purchased from Gallery Restaurant Funds 1984
Amber folded form, LITTLETON, Harvey; 1973, Crafts Board of the Australia Council Collection 1980
Terraqueous, REA, Kirstie; 2001, Purchased with the assistance of the Thomas Foundation 2001
Orange Cleavage-Smith, ROLFE-POWELL, Stephen; 1997, Purchased with the assistance of the Art Gallery Board of Trustees
Vase, Unknown maker, ; 3rd quarter, 4th century AD
Fazzoletto corroso (Handkerchief) vase, VENINI & C, ; BIANCONI, ; design 1948, manufacture c.1950
Ø X 3 (Lens Series), WHITELEY, Richard; 1998
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Amber folded form, LITTLETON, Harvey; 1973, Crafts Board of the Australia Council Collection 1980