Category Archives: Paperweights

Blue Cone Paperweight by Yataka Mizuno

A cone shaped paperweight by Yataka Mizuno with a similar alien jelly fish design in a stunning blue. Better known for his partnership with his wife Setsuko Ogishi who is the principal glass artist and Yataka assisting her in the studio however there is the occasion when he is able to create the odd piece of glass.  His work is exceedingly rare plus he signed this piece for me with his own name and not the studio’s jokingly saying that this piece will be worth a fortune in the future.

Blue Cone Paperweight by Yataka Mizuno.
Blue Cone Paperweight by Yataka Mizuno.

Black Lizard on Red Rock by Sean O’Donoghue

What a stunning paper weight crafted by the well known artist from Hot Stuff Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery Sean O’Donoghue. This piece is of a black lizard lazing on a red rock created by flashing a black glass over the red and then masking up the lizard on the piece and then sand blasting the glass to remove the black to the red underneath. Next the masking is removed to reveal the lizard shape and a further detail is added by hand etching using varying diamond tips giving the complete picture.

Black Lizard on Red Rock by Sean O'Donoghue
Black Lizard on Red Rock by Sean O’Donoghue

Not Just a Rock from Geoffrey Dickinson

This unique paper weight is in a clear class wit a surface coating of white and black speckles and a free form shape giving the item a very organic feel almost like a sea creature. The name that was given to this piece is not just a rock and was created by well known artist Geoffrey Dickinson of Oasis Crystal of Elmhurst Victoria unfortunately now closed.

Not Just a Rock by Geoffrey Dickinson.
Not Just a Rock by Geoffrey Dickinson.

Two Hidden Secrets Paperweights by Geoffrey Dickinson

These two paperweights are in the hidden secrets series created by Geoffrey Dickinson of Oasis Crystal At Glass.One is in a ruby red  and the other is a turquoise colour coated in black mottling of cadmium. They are then sand blasted to give them a silky look and feel next three facets are cut off and polished. The secrets are revealed through these windows showing the intricate design within of swirling colours and bubbles.

Two Hidden Secrets Paperweights by Geoffrey Dickinson
Two Hidden Secrets Paperweights by Geoffrey Dickinson

Blue Cosmic Swirl Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson

Here is a very large paperweight by the master glass artist Geoffrey Dickinson. The piece is in a series called cosmic swirl and is in the blue colour which I think is the most attractive.It has a mass of varying sized bubbles swirling through with the blue and some tiny amounts of blue.After the weight was cooled it then had numerous connecting facets ranging in size cut and polished over the surface.

Blue Cosmic Swirl Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson.
Blue Cosmic Swirl Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson.

Blue Paperweight by Gerry Reilly

This blue paperweight although it is hollow it is still classed as a paperweight. It has the most wonderful delicate network of threads intermittent with lime green on the top and on the sides it has blue patches like an oil spill then swirling in eddies around the piece.It is crafted by the expert hands of Gerry Reilly of the Melting Pot Glass Studio in Western Australia.

Blue Paperweight by Gerry Reilly.
Blue Paperweight by Gerry Reilly.

Iris Paperweight by Martini Glass

This is quite an unusual looking piece of art glass as it has the appearance of an eye or iris with a central pupil crafted by the dynamic duo of Tina Cooper and Mark Galton under the banner of Martini Glass. Martini Glass was the name used by the two until they each went their separate ways.This paperweight is in soft hues of pink,white and green in a clear glass casing and a central bubble  under a hole in the colour.

Iris Paperweight by Martini Glass
Iris Paperweight by Martini Glass