Mark Curtis Peiser (American, b. 1938) early (1967-1977) blown glass globular form vase utilizing cased, layered hot tooled opal and murini applications, depicting a swamp landscape scene with full sun above on both sides in colors of yellow, blue, pink, grey and green. Etched signature and date along base edge reading "MARK PEISER*NC*11*LCF*23*1976". Note: This piece likely came from his paperweight vase series, which began in the mid 1970s. A similar piece is found in the Corning Museum of Glass collection, titled "Swampscape OP18." 10 1/4" H x approx. 10" dia. Artist Biography (Adapted from Smithsonian American Art Museum): Mark Peiser began career as an industrial designer. He worked briefly in Chicago but left his job to study at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Paiser was fascinated by glassblowing and subsequently built his own home and studio on the school grounds. He experimented with a wide variety of effects including: adding different materials to the molten glass such as ceramic glaze powders, household products, and even rat poison, which made"beautiful bubbles." Peiser has continued to play with established formulas and techniques throughout his career, creating and combining new and unusual colors in his glass sculptures. CONDITION: Some light scratching near and on the base, otherwise very good condition.
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