Harvey LITTLETON, Amber folded form Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1922 – 2013

– 13 December, 2013

Amber folded form 1973 Place made: Wisconsin, United States of America
Materials & Technique: glass, sculptures, glass

Primary Insc: incised into base, "Harvey K. Littleton/ 1973"
Dimensions: 28.3 h x 19.2 w x 9.8 d cm
Acknowledgement: Crafts Board of the Australia Council Collection 1980
Accession No: NGA 82.2328
Subject: Collection: The Crafts Board of Australia Council collection of Australian and International decorative and design arts, acquired 1982.
Image rights: © Harvey Littleton

Harvey Littleton successfully developed methods which allowed individuals to work efficiently and economically with studio glass. The use of small furnaces and low-cost raw materials made glass work viable for artists and encouraged its development in American art schools and universities. Littleton's work in glass exploits its sculptural potential, using simple forms that emphasise the optical qualities, intense colour, refractive potential and fluidity of the material.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design