Category Archives: Paperweights

Cranberry Paperweight by Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott

Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott are well known for their collaboration on large sculptural works and designer pieces which are held in numerous public and private collections around the world. This example is a simple jelly bean shaped paperweight in a beautiful cranberry colour in a thick clear casing that is then sandblasted to give it a glow from within. Ben and Kathy use the play of light to enhance their works by etching or carving the glass.

Cranberry Paperweight by Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott
Cranberry Paperweight by Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott

Bubbles Paperweight by Julio Santos

This paperweight sparkles in the light with it’s mass of bubbles trapped within the crystal clear glass giving it a foamy jewel like quality. Almost the entire piece filled with a myriad of varying sized bubbles trapped under a thin surface. Crafted by well known artist Julio Santos it is a part of a series of artworks in this style.

 

Bubbles Paperweight by Julio Santos
Bubbles Paperweight by Julio Santos

Midnight Forest Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand

It gives me great pleasure and an honour to be able to introduce to the world a fantastic new talent in glass blowing “Barnabas Le Grand son of the late Kent Le Grand” who is so talented that I feel he will go far. It makes me very happy to see that the future of art glass in Australia is in such good hands. This paperweight is every bit as beautiful as any that I have seen from seasoned professionals it has a beautiful green mottling that sparkles in the light under a deep cobalt blue sky. It is created by Barnabas at Gerry Reilly’s Melting Pot Glass Studio in Margaret River Western Australia in April 2012 at the age of thirteen.  Barnabas is a true artist plus with the aid of his family and friends such Gerry Reilly, Peter Reynolds and Alan Fox his talents will continue to grow . I predict that he is one glass artist to watch out for in the future.

Midnight Forest  Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand
Midnight Forest Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand

 

Blue Ocean Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand

This is a very pretty little paperweight created by Barnabas Le Grand in April 2012 at the Melting pot Studio in Western Australia. It is quite a beautiful item which looks like a swirl of blue fish in a clear sea and glows with inner beauty. Barnabas Grew up watching his father blowing glass and obviously his talents were nurtured and encouraged for him to be able to produce such wonderful works as the ones in this blog. I look forward to see more of his work in the future.

Blue Ocean Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand
Blue Ocean Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand

Egg Paperweight by Kent Le Grand

A superb paperweight in the form of an egg showing off the talents of master glass blower Kent Le Grand is an impressive work of art in a small package. This piece is created with a beautiful blue coral like centre housing a single bubble within and a bright red ribbon on one side with gold leaf on the reverse. The gold leaf appears through small fissures in the ribbon giving this piece a brocade appearance.

Egg Paperweight by Kent Le Grand
Egg Paperweight by Kent Le Grand

Blue Paperweight

Looking like a  blue tornado picking up bubbles as it goes on it’s way this paperweight is beautifully crafted in cobalt blue and clear glass. The signature on the base is simply “P R” with “W A” and is possibly the work of Peter Reynolds of Western Australia. Peter is a former trainee with Kent Le Grand at his Margaret River studio and is now working on his own.

Blue Paperweight
Blue Paperweight