The Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
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Conspicuous Applications of Advanced Ceramics a special exhibition at The International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred
William J. Walker, Jr., Ph.D.
Ceramic Engineer and Guest Curator
June 24 - September 25, 1997
Tower Lamp and Table Tower Lamp
Tower Lamp and Table Tower Lamp
lighting units fabricated from ceramic foam
Harry Allen writes, "I am inspired by new materials. When I saw this ceramic foam, I was working on some lighting. I held it up to the sun and it was very beautiful. That's the inspiration. Then, it takes a long time, many trials and a very cooperative research partner such as Selee Corporation (the manufacturer) to make such a crazy idea work." The ceramic foam technology was developed to make filters for removing impurities from molten metal.

Lighting made by Selee Corporation; ceramic foam on loan from Harry Allen

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