You are viewing a beautiful art glass sculpture titled
TONGUE by Rollin Karg. The piece measures approximately 18 - 20
inches tall, and weighs approximately 18 pounds. This piece is
shown in "reactive" blue with color fanning throughout the clear glass case. Truly a wonderful piece of art glass to add to any
How does an industrial engineer come to be an
accomplished artist? Rollin Karg, an engineer turned well-known
glassblower, has turned one of his one-time hobbies into a full
time career. He attributes his artistic inclination in part to a
strong desire to work with his hands.
Standing under his spectacular awning and facing
the furnace he built, Rollin concentrates on working the hot molten
glass. Skillfully he turns a flowing globe, adding intricate
colorful designs to the crystal clear mass. The fiery furnace and
forces of gravity heighten the artists? exhilaration at bringing
dramatic form to the soft, hot glass. The excitement is intensified
by nature's own beautiful backdrop, and exquisitely unique glass pieces are born Karg studied hot glass at Emporia State University,
while building his first furnace. He was born in Columbus, Ohio
however was raised in Miami, Florida with his brother James D.
Karg, another famous, and now retired art glass artist.
All items represented are in mint condition.
This item has been cared for like the fine piece of art it is, and
kept in a gallery like setting. Some items represented may be in
the process of creation, and others may be commissioned just for
you! In those cases, I will advise you that it may be two to four
weeks, in some cases prior to your receiving your piece, however
rest assured that when you do receive your art glass, you will know
it was made expressly for you! These pieces sell very quickly thus
if one is not in stock, Rollin's studio may have another in their
own stock, or we will have him create one for you, so please be
patient as you will surely not be disappointed with his work!
Please remember, since these are one of a kind works of art that
the color may vary from piece to piece. Other colors available are:
black dichroic, blue dichroic, red, blue, green, rose, and teal.
Please make note that the large the piece the lighter the colors
become. For example, when red color is stretched it becomes more
transparent and cranberry colored versus red. Cobalt becomes a
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advise us of payment method. We allow 7 days for the completion of
the transaction. We ship USPS Priority Mail on Monday and Thursdays
only. If you have a special need we’ll work with you. In the
instance of heavier pieces we may chose to ship UPS as they are
better equipped to handle the weight and size of these boxes. All
prices for shipping are US. International buyers will be quoted the
cost of shipping and handling overseas. Thank you for visiting us
and come back and see us again. All sales are final.
We are now offering layaway! We have had a
number of people contact us regarding the merchandise that we sell
in our store. One can tell how badly some of these folks want a
certain piece; thus we have implemented a layaway plan for 60 days.
We are requiring 1/3 down, 1/3 in a month and 1/3 due a month
later.If you need more time we will work with you. If you miss
payments we will hold onto the first 1/3 payment and relist the
piece. Thus, if you really want something that we carry, we are
happy to work with you so that you can acquire whatever you want!
Everybody deserves to treat themselves to something special once in
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payments via our own merchant system which is Google. We do not
offer pick up or delivery service, or combine shipping on art work,
however we will work with you on items we can combine safely.
Thanks for understanding. If you have any questions about payment
methods please feel free to email us. We offer six ways to pay! All
sales are final.
Due to the very nature of internet business we
have set guidelines and policies in place to cover all questions a
potential client might have. As mentioned previously, we pack all
of our merchandise with great care, and with 35 years of combined
experience working with fragile items such as fine porcelain,
china, crystal stemware and collectibles, you can be assured that
your item will be packed very carefully. However there are those
circumstances that some of the shipping services happen to have a
trained elephant in their distribution center, who has taken to
inspecting the durability of packages, at random. Under these very
rare circumstances we will help you file a claim with the shipper
for damages. No shipping company repays the shipping expense thus
we are unable to reimburse a buyer for those expenses as we are not
reimbursed either. Rest assured breakage is a very rare situation
for us, therefore your merchandise should be just as delightful as
when it was packed to ship to your door.
All sales are final; thus we always encourage
questions prior to purchase. We will work with all of our buyers of
art glass, to help ensure that the piece matches your decor colors
and if you are not happy we will ask our vendor to create a new
piece for you. If the item you purchase is for a gift and it is not
liked for some odd reason we will give a merchandise credit for
those awkward circumstances that is good for six months from the
time of purchase. Thank you for stopping by and we hope that you
enjoy our store and merchandise!
Collectibles and Necessities was founded eleven
years ago out of our great love to shop on the Internet. In the
busy world we live in today, it is not always possible to find a
last moment gift by running to half a dozen different stores.
That's why Internet sites have become so popular. We can sit at
ease in front of our computers, shop, browse and select presents
for everyone we can think of. And, we can also get those presents
gift wrapped and delivered to the intended recipient's front door!
It cannot get much easier then that! Our motto is: We cater to the
appetite of the consumer who has an insatiable need to acquire
collectible items of desire, that are hard to find, and time
consuming to shop for.
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us you may direct them to us via the communication system on this
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