Posted 7 years ago
Kent Forrest Ipsen (1933-2012) was one of Harvey Littleton's first students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and may be regarded as one of the pioneers of the Studio Glass movement in the United States. He formerly chaired the crafts department and founded the glass program at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts. His pieces have been exhibited in such places as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Vatican Museum.
We have had this vase in our collection for several years. It is a substantial piece of glass, standing 8" tall and weighing almost five pounds. It is signed "Kent F. Ipsen" on one side, and "Christmas 1972" on the other.