Grey vase with mottled patina by Anna Dickinson

This vase shows how the artist evolved and developed the technique of electroplating.


Glass & metal
Art Fund grant:
£5,500 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
Anna Dickinson

The 'beehive'-shaped grey cut vase reflects her desire to make a vessel that had solidity in form and energy; the glass not being blown too heavily as the shape should have weight. It is a substantial piece, weighing almost five kilograms. Deep wheel cuts made the concentric circles and vertical ribs that decorate the piece, and the rim is electroplated in brass.


Purchased from the artists dealer

Venue details

Turner Museum of Glass University of Sheffield, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin Street, SHEFFIELD South Yorkshire S1 3JD 0114 2225514

Entry details

Free to all

Mon – Fri, 10am - 4pm Closed Bank Holidays, Good Friday and 24 Dec – 1 Jan