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Art Glass4623 of 22015Rindskolf Pepita 1 Shelve from my collection, post for Vintagefran.Latest Decor Bottle Vase  By A. Ruckl In My Collection
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Here are a couple of thrift shop finds that came from two estate sales a few years apart. I've had both for several years. Both turned out to be by a regional artist named Ed Martin of Springfield, IL, In the course of fishing around for his identity, I sent these images to several US glass artists around the country and most were impressed by his work. His work has become much more advanced since I bought these (see his web site). The large rectangular sculpture (18"x15") weighs about ten pounds and I am afraid to hang it for fear it will fall. The plate (16" diameter) was part of a consignment for a business that used them for employee awards. He does really nice work and his newer glass is tempered for display out of doors in all conditions.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Fused glass is hard to do really well, and he sure has. Quite complex design here with an apparently simple result. That takes a lot of creative design.
      You are fortunate to have these.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the comment racer4four. They were a steal, too, under $15 for the pair from a thrift shop that used to buy whole estates and had a lot of turnover, so if something didn't sell quickly they cut the price until I couldn't resist. I dithered on the larger one for a while, since I didn't really have a place for it, but eventually put it in the end of a console table on the lower shelf so it is visible between the end legs.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for loving fused glass art pieces aura, Anik, Karen, fortapache, AnythingObscure and Jenni!

      I didn't understand proper CW etiquette when I first joined up so going back and doing so belated thanks and response to comments from earlier posts!

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