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Saturday, May 7, 2011
Fritz Lauenstein Glass Ornaments and Pendants
Glass candy canes $22.
Artist Fritz Lauenstein is acknowledged as one of America's premier hot glass marble artists. After studying art at Gould Academy in Maine, Goddard College in Vermont and Massachusetts College of Art, he began working with James Holmes, a decorative glass craftsman. In 1991 Fritz set up his own studio. Due to the unique, limited nature of Fritz's glass production, his work became highly collectible and is published in numerous books.
Fritz Lauenstein glass canes $22.
The precision of the "reverse twists" in his work is particularly notable. In addition to creating marbles, Fritz also utilizes and alters the basic marble design in order to create other glass works, such as pendants, globe ornaments and candy cane ornaments. The Gallery carries all of the latter designs. His work contains some of the finest variation on the contemporary swirl, clambroth and Joseph Coat designs.