You are viewing a beautiful art glass paperweight Rollin Karg. The piece is approximately 3 inches in diameter. This piece is shown in Rose with color swirling throughout the clear glass case. Each piece is personally signed. Truly a wonderful piece of art glass to add to any collection. Color varies with each piece due to the individuality of each paperweight made. Love these pieces!
How does an industrial engineer come to be an accomplished artist? Rollin Karg, engineer turned 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, Karg 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. Rollin 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 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 weeks, 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, 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, size and weight may vary from piece to piece. Other colors available are: black, red, blue, green, rose, teal and purple.
During the summer months many of the artists I represent have slowed down due to the heat outside, combined with the heat of their furnaces. I carry most of this merchandise, all of the time, however some artists just sell like hot cakes. Please bear with us as we are suffering positive growing pains!
For additional gift ideas might I recommend protecting your loved ones Art Glass, by using museum gel and putty that I sell in my eBay store, for safely displaying figurines in just about any location. I use this product on all of my Lladro figurines, crystal, art glass, paperweights and even vases with floral arrangements!
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