Rainbow Back Twist

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Object Name: 
Rainbow Back Twist
Accession Number: 
Overall Diam: 4.6 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Artist
Primary Description: 
"Rainbow Back Twist" marble. Colorless, black and multi-colored glass; flameworked and hot-worked. Large marble with a black center and a rainbow twist of colors. This marble has a clear core, rolled in black powdered glass. Colored glass stripes were applied in the torch. It was then twisted between two steel punty rods, rounded, and dipped in the furnace for the final clear coating. It was then rounded using using both graphite and cherry wood molds.
Fritts, Drew (American, b. 1958), Source
AF {symbol of a fish} / 2006 / 1
Embedded silver thread? On bottom of marble
The Studio at 20
Corning Museum of Glass 2016-05-26 through 2017-01-22
For 20 years, The Studio has been a starting point for emerging artists and an incubator for new work by established artists. The works on view in this exhibition are part of the Museum’s permanent collection and were created by artists who have taught or who have been artists in residence at The Studio. Additional pieces by this artistic community can be found in the Glass Collection Galleries, where they are identified by The Studio at 20 symbol. The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass is a community of artists who come together to learn, create, and teach. Since opening its doors in 1996, The Studio has welcomed more than 20,000 students, instructors, and resident artists from around the world. What sets this teaching institution apart from others are the unique combination of facilities, the talented and dedicated staff, the inspiration of the Museum’s rich historical glass collection, and the significant holdings and staff assistance in the Rakow Research Library. In addition to being an internationally renowned glass teaching facility, The Studio is a place where artists come to make their work. A residency program supports 10–12 artists per year. Artists are selected through an application process and live and work in Corning for one month, fully supported by the staff of The Studio. The Studio is open to the public, so please stop in during your visit to the Museum. Learn more about classes, special programs, artist residencies, and instructors at The Studio.
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit