Corelle Folk Art Plate by Corning Glass Works

Aug 8, 2022 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday Treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is an example of what might be called “folk art” – a commercial piece of glass that has been decorated by an individual and, therefore, is a one-of-a-kind artwork. It is a Corelle plate from the Corning Glass Works. Because this was a plate without a factory decoration, it was able to serve as a pure white “canvas” for a dramatic scene of a waterfall with trees in the background, hand-painted in oils by Doug Jones. It is signed and dated 1997. The plate is 10 ¾” in diameter.

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