Harvey K. Littleton (American, 1922–2013 Spruce Pine, North Carolina)
17 1/2 x 8 x 4 1/4 in. (44.5 x 20.3 x 10.8 cm)
Gift of William D. and Rose D. Barker, 1978
Not on view
In 1962 Harvey Littleton held a series of informal workshops exploring the art of hot glassmaking in a studio. Until then, most glass objects had been blown or molded in an industrial setting-the only place artists could find the facilities to produce their work. With Littleton's determination and the involvement of other artists, the studio-glass movement was born. For Amber Crested Form, Littleton massed a dolphin-shaped appendage onto an assemblage that includes a hollow tube. He then allowed the weight and tension of the cooling glass to manipulate the outcome.
Signature: (incised on base) Harvey K. Littleton 1976
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Studio Glass in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 8–October 6, 1996, no. 20.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement," December 22, 2006–December 2, 2007.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Modern Design: Selections from the Collection," May 30–October 5, 2008.