Thursday, June 11, 2009
I Heart This Plate
Maurice Heaton was a American pioneer in glass design. He developed his signature process in his barn in Valley Cottage, NY. The inventive technique involved the sprinkling of enamel onto plate glass and then he would create the image by "etching" the design using the eraser end of a pencil. Notice his tiny initials (M. H.) in the top of this heart plate. We confidently place this piece from 1954 as documented on the cover Craft Horizons magazine. LOVE.