Cathy Richardson - Touchstone Glass in Minnesota - first worked as a geologist before turning to art in the mid-1980s and learning about glass at - among other places - the Corning Glass Studio. Initially Cathy made stained glass panels before turning to paperweights. In her work Cathy combines a love of nature with meticulous attention to detail to produce realistic images and draws her inspiration from the sea, shorelines, the desert and flower gardens. Her paperweights are signed and dated.
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The clear glass set with a lampwork bouquet centred by a multi-petalled blue flower encircled by purple buds, pale-blue inflorescences, pinkish-purple trumpet-shaped blooms with yellow stamen - together with narrow green leaves. Signed and dated around the middle of the weight: Cathy Richardson 2018. Polished, concave base. Includes original certificate
A medium-size, one-off design: a blue & white butterfly flutters next to a spray of blush-pink & white flowers with yellow stamen and deep-pink markings over a clear ground. Signed and dated around the middle of the weight: Cathy Richardson 2018. Polished, concave base. Includes original certificate
The rich reds and oranges of autumn are combined in this attractive small bouquet with its flowers, berries and colourful foliage. Signed and dated around the weight: Cathy Richardson 2018. Polished, concave base. Includes original certificate
White berries combined with pink peonies - in bud and in full bloom - are arranged with a couple of purple flowers on a bed of dark-green leaves over clear ground.Signed and dated around the weight: Cathy Richardson 2018. Polished, concave base. Includes original certificate
Clusters of low-growing alpine bluebells together with bright-orange phlox grow among variously coloured granite cobbles in this depiction of a stony alpine setting.Scratch-signed and dated: Cathy Richardson 2009 around the middle of the weight. Numbered AB-001. Narrow basal rim around a polished, concave base. This was the first of a small edition of...