Karla Trinkley

(American, b. 1956)


Diameter: 51.9 cm (20 7/16 in.); Overall: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

Gift of Mike and Annie Belkin 1999.308



The pâte-de-verre technique employed by Trinkley is achieved by combining ground glass and pigments in a mold. When fired, these materials coalesce, and after cooling the mold is removed. The resulting form recalls an ancient Roman cage vessel, made of carved glass, termed a diatretum.

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Decorative Arts
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