Chris Sherwin has been working professionally with hot glass since 1993. He moved to California in 1997 and spent 7 years learning new techniques and refining his skills at Orient & Flume. In 2005 he set up his own studio Sherwin Art Glass in Vermont, which runs almost entirely on hydro-electric power. He is proud to be a “green glassworker” in a medium that traditionally uses a great deal of fossil fuels. His weights are generally scratch-signed and dated either on the base or above the basal rim.
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A beautifully simple design featuring a pale-pink crimp rose - its diaphanous petals streaked with darker-pink - nestled against variegated green leaves. The weight is finished with a top and 5 side facets. Script-signed around the polished, flat base: Sherwin Art Glass 2016. Faceting by Jim Poore.
Over a speckled opaque blue ground this 2-layer design features a large white blossom centred by a complex millefiori cane. Spreading over the bloom are brown branches and green ruffled leaves. Engraved on the surface of the weight is a dragonfly with outstretched wings and a bee. Script-signed around the polished, flat base: Sherwin Art Glass. Engraving...
A small weight made for the 2017 PCA Paperweight Convention held in Norfolk, Virginia. It depicts the state flower of Virginia - a dogwood blossom -over a translucent pale-pink ground. Script-signed above the basal rim of the polished, flat base: Sherwin Art Glass.