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.
The design within this unusual cone shaped paperweight looks like some alien jelly fish with it’s tendrils seemingly floating in space. It was created by Yataka Mizuno who is the husband of the well known Setsuko Ogishi and indeed the studio also bears his name.
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.
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.
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.
Although not signed this paperweight is attributed to West Australian artist Kent Le Grand. The weight looks as if it has a lattice work of red,blue and white over a central white orb. The coloured lattice gives the appearance of the stars and stripes flag waving in the breeze encased in a crystal clear body.
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.
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.
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.
This large and colourful glass egg shaped paperweight is in beautiful ribbons of white, blue wine colour and a touch of mint green encased in a clear body with suspended bubbles. A beautiful weight that was created by an unknown artist and is simply signed France to the base.