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This bowl, from Iraq, is a beautiful example of lusterware. Luster is an iridescent effect produced by metallic oxides in the overglaze.
This ceramic lion has been in the lab getting ready for an upcoming gallery rotation, meaning when a group of works from our permanent collection are ‘rotated’ onto view in a gallery.
This week in objects conservation: this early 1920’s porcelain bowl is in the lab for cleaning and repair.
by Lea C. Lane, Curatorial Assistant, Decorative Arts and Design
How do you print on a three-dimensional object like a teacup? We recently installed a group of materials in the Library Reading Room that illustrate the process of transfer printing on ceramics.