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
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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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