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Form - Daisy Seed

Daisy Seed

  • Object:

    Form

  • Place of origin:

    Bratislava (cast)
    Sunderland (original model made)

  • Date:

    2000 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Palová, Zora, born 1947 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast glass, partly ground, sandblasted and acid-polished

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by Juliette Boisseau and David Hardman

  • Museum number:

    C.46-2003

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Palova has developed a personal language that refers to bridges and connections. She takes especial pleasure in discovering and responding to the shared heritage of Celtic forms and decoration which stretches from her native Slovakia to the north of England where she has now spent more than 8 years. In Daisy Seed she uses balance and tension, strength and fragility, qualities which have a particular resonance in cast glass. Choosing a vibrant acid yellow, she has defined an almost primitive form and then boldly intersected it. The internal bubbling and crustiness, a result of the casting process, are welcomed for their unpredictable beauty.

Physical description

Three-dimensional ovoid shape, an open frame of bright yellow glass. Cast through one small opening (hence many bubbles). Glass coloured partly with uranium. Partly ground, sand-blasted and acid-polished.

Place of Origin

Bratislava (cast)
Sunderland (original model made)

Date

2000 (made)

Artist/maker

Palová, Zora, born 1947 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Cast glass, partly ground, sandblasted and acid-polished

Marks and inscriptions

'Palova Zora 2000'
engraved

Dimensions

Length: 59 cm, Width: 24.5 cm, Weight: 12.840 kg

Descriptive line

Three-dimensional ovoid shape, an open frame of bright yellow glass, cast in Bratislava and made in Sunderland by Zora Palová, 2000

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ceramics and Glass Collection Object Information File

Categories

Glass; Sculpture

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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