Decanter in AVON 1876 Cape Cod
2012
Flameworked and hot-sculpted American pressed glass

This red glassware from the "1876 Cape Cod Collection" was made by Wheaton Glass Company exclusively for AVON beginning in 1976. The pattern was inspired by an old Boston & Sandwich Glass pattern called Roman Rosette. The entire line was named "The Cape Cod Collection" since that is where the original Sandwich Glass was produced and refers also to the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial.

Amber Cowan is a sculptor using the material of glass as her primary media. She has been working with glass for over twelve years and has received both her MFA in Glass/Ceramics from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and her BFA in 3-Dimensional Design with a concentration in Glass from Salisbury University.

This is a detail shot of the large-scale installation that was the headlining piece at my recent solo show Reconstructions at Heller Gallery in New York City. The piece was based around the story of the Morgan Vase, a Chinese porcelain vase that was sold for $18,000 the same weekend as my opening March 8th in 1886. This caused such a controversy in the media that it sparked a fad throughout the US based upon the peach blow or Burmese color scheme (deep pink at the top, fading into white/cream at the bottom). Peach Bloom was a term used to describe the original color of the porcelain wares.

This piece will be on display in the Twenty-first Century Heirlooms exhibition at The Racine Art Museum through September 15, 2013.


She is currently working with a process which involves flameworking, blowing, and hot-sculpting recycled, up-cycled, and second-life glass that is usually American pressed glass from the 1940's-1980's.

At work....
2013
I do a lot of this kind of thing at work. Rummaging through barrels of broken glass picking out the pieces I want to use. The brown glass on the floor will later become my piece Chocolate.
The blue has yet to find it's place in one of my pieces. But it may come to me soon!

Source: http://ambercowan.com/section/199497.html

Views: 491

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Call for Applications Starter Studio Programme\\ Designer Silversmiths & Jewellers Are you an ambitious designer silversmith or jeweller in need of a supportive programme offering workspace, equipment, technical & mentor support, business…"
12 hours ago
Andrew Kuebeck is now friends with Janice A. Degen and Evelyn Markasky
14 hours ago
Janet Huddie posted photos
yesterday
gene pijanowski posted photos
yesterday
The Justified Sinner posted a blog post

Once You've Begun To Think Like A Gun

Well...Blood on the windows and blood on the walls,Blood on the ceiling and down in the halls,And the…See More
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"                              Jewellery Workshop Manager An exciting opportunity for you to help develop & move our business forward Application deadline: May 31st…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"DEADLINE ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY! The deadline is approaching for your chance to be a part of our brand new Handmade in Britain show in Scotland, Handmade Edinburgh. If you're a UK based designer-maker working in any discipline across fashion and…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Press Office Contact:Isabel Keim, 020 7566 7658 isabel.keim@goldsmiths-centre.org PRESS RELEASE CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK (CDW) STAGES “LIVE EVENTS” HUB AT THE GOLDSMITHS’ CENTRE Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) at the Goldsmiths’…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"We are very much looking to promote Hand Made and British at our shows.In a Society where we are buying throwaway products, we would like to do our bit in promoting handmade and British and are therefore offering serious discounts to try and make an…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Saturday

Masthead Credits

Leah Hardy, Laramie, Wyoming

LISTEN

Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
10.5" x 14" x 8"

2008-09

© 2016   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service