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Artist Gilson, Giles
Title Fiberglass Vase
Date 1988
Home Location Mezz., Collection Area - M1
Material Fiberglass, walnut
Height (in) 15
Diameter (in) 7.625
Credit line The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection, Donated by Fleur Bresler
Accession Number 2011.06.04.009G
Object ID Number 2011.
Object Number OBJ 967
Category 2: Building Furnishings
Signed Name Signed: Giles Gilson
Sig Loc On bottom
Inscription Text Signed: Giles Gilson 2/88
Notes Vase with domed lid made of formed stippened fabric w/stencil painted decoration.

Giles Gilson is a master of many crafts and skills. He combines multiple materials and processes to create both simple and complex forms. Here, a turned collar and base with a constructed wooden rib structure frame fiberglass panels. Gilson's exploration of the use of pearlescent paints and flocking has made him a pioneer in the revival of the painted turned form.
Sub-category Household Accessory