Niijima 10/99-B1

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Object Name: 
Niijima 10/99-B1
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Overall H: 54.1 cm; Rim Diam: 14.8 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
14th Rakow Commission, purchased with funds from the Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Endowment Fund
Web Description: 
Klaus Moje, an internationally known artist and influential teacher, pioneered studio glass in Europe and later in Australia, where he founded an important university program in glass at the Canberra School of Art. Moje, who moved from Germany to Australia in the early 1980s, was profoundly influenced by the colors and landscape of Australia. He began to make abstract paintings in fused glass, which he exhibited as panels or "rolled up" onto a blowpipe and formed into vessels. The "Niijima" series of vessels was begun at the well-known glass school on the island of Niijima in Japan.
Moje, Klaus (German, 1936-2016), Source
KLAUS MOJE Niijima 10 10/99 B1
Scratched base
Primary Description: 
Vase, "Niijima 10/99-B1". Translucent deep blue, opaque deep blue, red, green yellow, light blue and "black" glass; kiln-formed, hot-worked, ground, cut, polished. Bullseye non lead glass.
Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest
Museum of Glass 2013-05-17 through 2014-01-26
Wichita Art Museum 2014-05-31 through 2014-09-14
Palm Springs Art Museum 2014-10-18 through 2015-01-25
Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest tells two related stories that began in the 1970s. In 1974, American artist Richard Marquis travelled to Australia to lecture, demonstrate and build glass studios at the invitation of the Australia Council for the Arts. Marquis’ relationship with Australian artist Nick Mount initiated a lineage of blown glass artists in Australia. The second story centers on kiln-formed glass and the relationship between Klaus Moje, founder of the glass workshop at Australian National University in Canberra, and the Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, OR. In 1979 Moje met Boyce Lundstrom, co-founder of Bullseye Glass Company, while at a workshop at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. At Moje’s instigation, Bullseye Glass Company developed a line of compatible, fusible glass that solved long-standing technical problems. This glass is widely used by Australian artists today. Vicki Halper, Curator of Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest, notes, “The connections between Australia and the Pacific Northwest are longstanding and fascinating, but the differences between the art of the two regions are just as intriguing. Australians excel in fused and cold worked glass, which are not as prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. Opaque surfaces and muted colors are likewise more dominate in Australian glass than in the Pacific Northwest. Expect to be awed by what you see.” “This exhibition is long overdue given the excellence of the work being produced in Australia, and the interest in it shown by important American museums and collectors,” states Susan Warner, Executive Director of Museum of Glass. “The museum is proud to have organized this exhibition.” The artists represented by this exhibition include: Clare Belfrage, Giles Bettison, Gabriella Bisetto, Jane Bruce, Scott Chaseling, Cobi Cockburn, Nadège Desgenétez, Mel Douglas, Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott, Tim Edwards, Brendan Scott French, Mel George, Steve Klein, Jessica Loughlin, Dante Marioni, Richard Marquis, Klaus Moje, Tom Moore, Nick Mount, Stephen Proctor, Kirstie Rea, Tom Rowney, April Surgent, Janice Vitkovsky and Richard Whiteley. Approximately four pieces from each artist will be in the exhibition for a total of 92 pieces.
Klaus Moje: Painting with Glass
Museum of Arts and Design 2009-04-29 through 2009-09-20
Klaus Moje
Portland Museum of Art 2008-05-31 through 2008-09-07
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 33, 168-169 (fig. 61, plate 61); BIB# 149403
Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest (2013) illustrated, p. 71; p. 156, no. 66; BIB# 135258
Klaus Moje (2008) illustrated, p. 50, 95 (#44); BIB# 104518
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 4-5; BIB# AI95008
Recent Important Acquisitions, 42 (2000) illustrated, p. 218, fig. 66; BIB# AI49427
Year In Review (New Glass Review, 21) (2000) illustrated, p. 41;