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  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1980 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Glancy, Michael (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass with marvered iron filings, sand-blasted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The dramatic surface decoration on this vase is a combination of hot glass and cold glass techniques. The hot glass technique is marvering, which involves rolling the object on a flat surface to pick up, in this example, iron filings. The cold glass technique is sand-blasting, which the American glassmaker Michael Glancy (b.1950) uses to sculpt his glass designs. It involves ‘blasting’ cold glass with a high speed jet of a fine abrasive either to sculpt the piece, or to create a matt finish or, using a mask, a design.

Physical description

Inscription: "MG 80"(?) sand-blasted?

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1980 (made)


Glancy, Michael (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glass with marvered iron filings, sand-blasted

Marks and inscriptions

'MG 80' (?) sand-blasted?


Height: 17.0 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, America, Michael Glancy, 1980-1980


ELISE; Glass


Ceramics Collection

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