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 medium-size weight showing a blue/white fantasy flower with upright yellow & orange stamen; together with blue buds & bluish-green leaves it lies on a snowy ground. Script-signed on the polished, flat base: Sherwin Art Glass 2019
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...