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

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