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Bowl - Edo Orange IV

Edo Orange IV

  • Object:

    Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2005 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Coleman, Katharine (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, polished, engraved, blown

  • Museum number:

    C.143:1-2006

  • Gallery location:

    Contemporary Glass, Room 129, The Märit Rausing Gallery, case 5, shelf 3

Katharine Coleman (b.1949) is perhaps the foremost glass engraver working in Britain today, and is one of the few committed to working in a contemporary idiom. Technically skilled, she uses the engraving process to more fully explore the properties of glass, attempting to draw the eye beyond the surface. In this way, the decorated surface becomes more fully integrated with the material and form. The inspiration for her work ranges from natural history to the modern urban landscape. Her work has been recognised by the wider glass community, and she was shortlisted for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize - Glass in 2003.

This bowl. Edo Orange IV, is a particularly successful piece from a notable series of her work, which was originally inspired by a visit to Japan in 2004. Coleman engraves on clear coloured blanks with coloured overlays, which she then engraves. Making full use of the optical properties of the glass, the inner suface of the piece is cut, ground and polished so the engraving on the exterior is reflected on its inside.

Physical description

Blown glass bowl form, the exterior is overlaid with yellow and ruby in an orange fruit pattern. The inner surface is ground and polished so the engraveing on the exterior is reflected on the inside. The whole piece sits on a small round glass stand.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

2005 (made)

Artist/maker

Coleman, Katharine (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Glass, polished, engraved, blown

Descriptive line

'Edo Orange IV', blown glass, overlaid with yellow and ruby, cut polished and wheel-engraved, Katharine Coleman, Great Britain, 2005

Labels and date

Katharine Coleman (Born 1949)
Edo Orange IV
2005

Katharine Coleman engraves on clear coloured blanks with coloured overlays. Making full use of the optical properties of the glass, the inner suface of the piece is cut, ground and polished so the engraving on the exterior is reflected on its inside. The inspiration for her work ranges from natural history to the modern urban landscape.

England
Blown glass, overlaid with yellow and ruby, cut polished and wheel-engraved
Museum no. C.143-2006
[5/3/14]

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Wheel engraved; Polished; Blown; Ground

Categories

Glass

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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