A group of 'Indent Series' vases by Winslow Anderson for Blenko
(Items shown in groupings are also available individually, please email to inquire.)
Anderon's "indented" series of designs is among the strongest and earliest of examples of the important new direction that Anderson set for the Blenko Glass Company. Daring at a time when controlled technical perfection was the norm, the indentations evoke the glass' molten, malleable, state and emphasize the plastic, amoebic experimentation of mid-century design. It is an excellent indication of Anderson's sophisticated and cutting-edge design sensibility that sympathetically exploits the natural properties of molten glass.
On page 11 of the catalog "New American Glass: Focus West Virginia," in an essay based on a lecture given by the designer at the National Ceramic Convention in 1947, Anderson discusses this series and emphasizes his interest in process and exploring the unique inherent qualities of glass.
LEFT: Vase #949 in Chartreuse; indented ball vase, designed in 1950, pictured in the 1950 catalog on page fifteen.
Measures 7 inches tall x 7 inches diameter.
CENTER: Vase #921 in Sea Green; uncommon large size indented ovoid vase, designed in 1949, pictured in the 1950 catalog on page four.
Measures 13.5 inches tall x 7 inches diameter.
RIGHT: Vase #921M in Emerald; small indented ovoid vase, designed in 1950, pictured in the 1950 catalog on page fifteen.
Measures 9.5 inches tall x 5.75 inches diameter.
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