This is an early Lundberg Studios paperweight entitled "Night Sky". It was created in 1988 by Daniel Salazar. A bright yellow crescent moon and surrounded by stars shine in deep blue and iridescent night sky. The scene is surrounded at the base with an iridescent pulled pattern resembling a sea of high waves.
Dimensions: Approximately 8 cm (3 in) diameter.
Signature: "Lundberg Studios 1988 09/926" script on base.
Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
A Note About the Artist:
In 1974, Daniel Salazar was hired as a glass grinder by Nouveau Glass, later to become Lundberg Studios. By 1975, he was working with hot glass as a helper or pontil man there. It soon became evident that Danny had a unique flair for design. By 1978, he had begun producing and designing his own paperweights. He was also influential in developing certain techniques in the California Style Crystal Encasement lamp-working process.
Today, Danny has earned a favorable reputation for his skill in producing images in glass that are intricate, yet delicate and natural. Florals, birds, underwater scenes and abstracts are key designs used to create paperweights, perfume bottles, vases and jewelry jars of incomparable beauty. Much of the inspiration for his work stems from an interest in botany and the collecting of Asian art and antiques. Since childhood, a passion for sketching and watercolor has been the source for his unique artistic development. He has attended Cabrillo College, taking classes in color and design, and life drawing.
With all certainty, the works of Daniel Salazar will be among the heirlooms of tomorrow. His superior glass creations have been exhibited at prominent Art Museums throughout the world, and are included by many in their permanent collections.
A Note About the Manufacturer:
Lundberg Studios is an art glass company located in Davenport, California. Brothers Steven and James Lundberg co-founded the studio. Each piece is crafted by hand. Various glass artists work for Lundberg Studios, in a method reminiscent of Renaissance studios. Each artist brings a unique style and technique to the studio and further enriches the artistic diversity. Varying techniques are utilized by the artists, including the California technique which uses a torch and pick to create designs in the glass. Lundberg Studios produces glass in a variety of styles, including but not excluded to Tiffany-style, Art Deco and modernist. The studio is most famous for its "World Weight" a paperweight encasing the earth in miniature.
Lundberg glass is exhibited in the Smithsonian Institute, the White House, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.
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