NEW WORK

These are the newest of my designs, often one of a kind or experimental work. In addition to all of the other work you see on these pages I do a lot of experimentation. Some of these work out and eventually become finished products, some never see the light of day, but every
single piece I make teaches me something new.

APPLE SOURCE SERIES

These are all one-of-a-kind pieces in which I ask the viewer to see the source of the fruit (fruit tree) inside the fruit. They are double encasements, that were sculpted while hot, and have been sandblast etched and carved on the outside. All paperweights in this series share the same design elements but the colors, sizes, and arrangement of those elements varies from one paperweight to the next, so each is truly unique.


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TRUMPET FANTASY SERIES

In this series, I have arranged trumpet flowers as you might see them in a quiet corner of a garden. Viewed from the top, you see the encased floral sculpture. Viewed from the sides, you see an array of delicately carved flowers, mirroring the interior design with a different technique. All paperweights in this series share the same design elements but the colors, sizes, and arrangement of those elements varies from one paperweight to the next, so each is truly unique.


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CARVED CORAL REEF SERIES

As in the Trumpet Flowers series, this coral reef scene is meant to be appreciated from two perspectives. Viewed from the top, you see the encased sculpture of small fish swimming over a reef of corals and sponges. Viewed from the sides, you see an abstract impression of the reef, mirroring the interior design with a different technique. All paperweights in this series share the same design elements but the colors, sizes, and arrangement of those elements varies from one paperweight to the next, so each is truly unique.


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NOSTALGIA SERIES

These egg shaped pieces contain floral and fruit images that are reminiscent of old botanical illustrations. The exterior of these pieces have been sandblast carved all over the back and sides and the floral image within is framed by a polished and ground facet. All paperweights in this series share the same design elements but the colors, sizes, and arrangement of those elements varies from one paperweight to the next, so each is truly unique. ‚Äč


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SPHERES

These pieces are all double sided spheres. Each of them is truly unique. An idea like fruit in an orchard or roses in a formal garden may be expressed in more than one sphere, but each has its own character. I do not plan to make any sphere as a copy of a previous one.


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INDEPENDENT PIECES

These paperweights are really one-of-a-kind creations. It's possible that an idea may later develop into a series, but for now each is an experiment, an artist's proof or "etude". This is what happens when I let my imagination loose to try something different.


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