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Hexagonal Wavy Bowl: C.12-1999

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Current Location: In storage


Hexagonal Wavy Bowl


Glassmaker: Mukaide, Keiko




Pale turquoise glass trailed into a mould and fused. Of elongated hexagonal form, slightly upturned at the ends, with deep narrow well, and broad, thick, rim which is wavy on top and has wavy vertical sides. The overall effect is that of an extremely tidy blue bird's nest.


History note: Purchased by the donors from Adrian Sassoon, 14 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 1BB

Legal notes

Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.3 cm
Length: 62.3 cm
Width: 30.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Edinburgh ⪼ Scotland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1999-04-23) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


20th Century, Late#
Production date: AD 1998


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Keiko Mukaide studied Design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and Glassmaking at Pilchuck School in the USA. She completed an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, London in 1999. That same year, she moved to Edinburgh as a Research Fellow in the Glass Department at Edinburgh College of Art, a post she held for the next decade. She continues to work from an independent studio in Edinburgh, dividing her time between site-specific commissions and gallery installations. Her use of glass emphasises its fragility and mutability and its capacity to flow from one state to another. She continually experiments with different technical states of the medium to capture a sense of the ephemeral and the fleeting; the effects of light on dichroic glass, seen in the Light of the North installation at the Tate St Ives; the hundreds of glass rods worked by flame to create glass plants at the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh; the cast glass light holders set afloat in a reservoir in York St Mary’s. Keiko Mukaide: ‘This series of wavy bowls was developed through the wonderful access to fellowship and facilities at Edinburgh College of Art. The glass strands are pooled at the hot shop and then cooled down. They are then laid into a plaster mould, fired at a temperature to fuse them, but low enough to keep the structure of the strands visible. This was repeated several times. Following this series I moved to working with installations and contexts, as well as directly with individual objects.’

School or Style

studio glass

Materials used in production

Blue glass

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Trailed into a mould and heated

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-1999
Primary reference Number: 27254
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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