Posted 4 years ago
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, http://www.edmartinart.com/About.htm. 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.