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Copper Lattice: C.12-2006

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Copper Lattice


Lawrence, Karen (Glassmaker)


Clear and grey glass threads, arranged and moulded to form a shallow circular dish

Grey and clear glass threads, heated and pressed to form a shallow curved dish. In the centre there is a a circular area of almost solid clear glass, surrounded by a broad zone of criss-crossing threads, and borderd by a zone of almost solid grey glass 6.5 cm to 7 cm whide


History note: Contemporary Applied Art, 2 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DD from whom purchased by the donors

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.5 cm
Width: 49 cm

Relative size of this object

49 cm5.5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2006-07-17) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


Early 21st Century
Production date: AD 2006


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Karen Lawrence studied Three-Dimensional Design at the University of Buckinghamshire, specialising in silversmithing. She spent a period working as a studio assistant at Dartington Glass and then in 1983 joined the London Glassblowing Workshop, initially to help develop the facility to electroform onto glass (started by Anna Dickinson, see 47). Her interest in glass, which had started at college following classes with Sam Herman (b.1936), was crystallised whilst working with the London Glassblowing Workshop, and she went on to develop ambitious, architectural-scale works in this medium establishing a full-time studio in London in 1998. Her two-metre-high Glacier was awarded the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers award in 2002 and in 2008 she completed a pair of doublesided kiln-cast and etched glass screens entitled Waterscape Panels for St Thomas’ Hospital in London. As Peter Layton, her former colleague from London Glassblowing Workshop, said, ‘Perhaps her greatest success in the field was the ability to translate the fragile light-capturing qualities of pâte de verre to an architectural scale.’

School or Style

Contemporary Craft

Components of the work


Materials used in production

clear and grey Glass

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-2006
Primary reference Number: 131289
Entry form number: 817
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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