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    Posted 3 years ago

    beyemvey
    (214 items)

    I chose this beautiful iridescent vase by Craig Zweifel as my 100th blog post here on Collectors Weekly. I love it very much, and it is the first object made by Craig Zweifel that I ever purchased. He has become one of my favorite "studio movement" American artists. This vase stands about 8" tall and is 4 " in diameter, tapering down to 3" at the opening. The base is ground flat, but still shows the pontil. Silver, Gold, and copper colored iridescent glass are swirled through the amber color base glass producing a brilliant and almost hypnotiv effect. It is signed Zweifel '77 making it an early piece of his craft.

    Craig Zweifel was born in 1944 in San Diego. He studied under Dr. Robert Fritz at San Jose State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. He built his first studio in Jackson, WY in the late 1960s. He received his Master's degree in Glass Design at UCLA in 1974. He returned to the Rockies, he lived and worked at his studio near Ketchum, Idaho for 30 years, then moved to Southern Oregon in 2004. He met his wife Annie at a craft fair, and, in 1986, she moved from the Chesapeake Bay to the Rocky Mountains to marry him and became an important addition to the studio. Craig Zweifel announced his retirement four years ago, so the supply of his art is relatively finite at this point. A worthy American artist, I am honored to choose his work to represent the 100th item that I have posted from my collection.

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    1. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Congratulations on your 100, your choice is a great one.

      Regards
      Alan
    2. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 3 years ago
      Two thumbs up ! Very nice.
    3. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      You are very welcome Alan, I doubt I will ever get to your level, but this is a milestone. - Cheers! - Bob
    4. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Very kind eye4beauty - that was a great object you posted today by the way! - Bob
    5. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thanks also to Blunderbuss, Vetraio, AdeleC, Sklo, Olebodie, oRoy (& his horse), & Loumanal (Bob) - Regardez! - Bob (bey)
    6. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 3 years ago
      You are very welcome. Have you heard about the T-Shirt project that Randy Strong started?
    7. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      No - will have to Google it - I know he and Zweifel are friends.
    8. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 3 years ago
      http://www.rstrong.com/t-shirt-project/
    9. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the link eye4beauty!
    10. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you aura!
    11. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Appreciate the look ho2cultcha! - Cheers!, Bob
    12. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      wow thats simply gorgeous Bob love the shape & the swirly decor plus the history of the artist behind the vase
    13. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 3 years ago
      This is probably one of the most beautiful examples of studio glass that I've seen. I can understand why you would want to make it your 100th CW post.
    14. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous vase Bob, and congrats on your hundredth, you made it a good one!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Congratulations on a class century Bob.
      Other than that, this vase leaves me speechless.
    16. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Very kind comments Malkey, Deb, Rick, & Racer - Best! - Bob
    17. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thanks also to swfinluv :-)
    18. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you Sean & Ivonne!
    19. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Much appreciated Pat - makes my 100th special :-)

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