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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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