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2005/10/1 Bottle, 'Black/White/Topaz Sentinel', kiln fused Bullseye glass tile, 'roll-up' process, wheel cut, hand-sanded with 220 and 400 mesh grit and 'wet and dry' sand paper with wax oil medium, made by Jane Bruce, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2003. Click to enlarge.

‘Black/White/Topaz Sentinel’ bottle by Jane Bruce

Made by Rowney, Tom in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2003.

This is one of two bottles made by Jane Bruce, a glass artist with an international reputation who has worked in Australia for 10 years, and who has been influential as both artist and teacher. This bottle is a ‘roll-up’ of tiles cut from sheets of Bullseye glass.

Jane Bruce calls these large vessels ‘sentinels’ because of the appearance of their tall, thin forms. She worked with teams of glass artists using different techniques and glass for each bottle. The black, white and topaz bottle is a ...

Summary

Object No.

2005/10/1

Object Statement

Bottle, 'Black/White/Topaz Sentinel', kiln fused Bullseye glass tile, 'roll-up' process, wheel cut, hand-sanded with 220 and 400 mesh grit and 'wet and dry' sand paper with wax oil medium, made by Jane Bruce, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2003

Physical Description

Bottle, 'Black/White/Topaz Sentinel', kiln fused Bullseye glass tile, 'roll-up' process, wheel cut, hand-sanded with 220 and 400 mesh grit and 'wet and dry' sand paper with wax oil medium, made by Jane Bruce, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2003

Bottle form, flat base, tall cylindrical body with straight sides, with rounded shoulder and cylindrical neck with open mouth. The lower three quarters of the body is in black glass, the top quarter and neck in vertical stripes made from fused layers of white, clear, topaz and black glass, in squared sections. The surface is sanded to a matt finish.

Marks

Scratched into base, handwritten 'Jane Bruce Canberra 10/03'

Dimensions

Height

690 mm

Width

145 mm

Depth

145 mm

Production

Notes

This bottle, 'Black/White/Topaz Sentinel', is made from fused tiles cut from sheets of Bullseye glass from Portland, Orgeon, formed into a cylinder shape using the 'roll-up' method with gaffers Scott Chaseling and Tom Rowney and a team of eight students in the Canberra School of Art glass workshop. The form was made under the direction of the artist Jane Bruce, who later hand cold-worked it by wheel-cutting and hand-sanding with 220 and 440 mesh grit and 'wet and dry' sandpaper, before waxing it with wax oil medium.

History

Notes

This bottle was kept in the artist's collection and not exhibited in Australia. It was acquired before the artist moved to the United States.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2005

Acquisition Date

7 January 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Black/White/Topaz Sentinel' bottle by Jane Bruce 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 August 2019, <https://ma.as/347243>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Store 1 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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