Blown art glass vessel by Peter Toland Sand c. 1980's. This modern blown glass vessel has a matte texture to the orchid glass, with an outer casing of clear glass from the ring near the top, down. It has pale blue pound signs, or what we would call today, hashtags, with silver patches. The vessel has an opening on the top that is raised slightly on one side. The bottom has an etched artist signature, Toland Peter Sand and the number 173. It measures approximately 8 inches in diameter by 5 inches tall. The vase is in excellent condition. It does have a few air bubbles on one side (seen in the photos) that were caused during the manufacture, and are being mentioned for accuracy. This particular vase was made between 1984 and 1986. A wonderful eye catching piece.
About Toland Peter Sand - Professionally, Toland has been working full time in glass since 1977, starting first with stained glass and moving to glass blowing and then to constructed glass sculpture, which he’s been doing since 1985. Self-taught, as are most glass artists his age, he has constantly sought to expand his artistic and technical vistas. Innovation is always apparent in his work. He continues to have one man shows and has won a variety of awards including the 'Art in Public Spaces Award'. He’s participated in the Venice Bienale and been nominated for the 1999 Living Treasure Governor’s Award for New Hampshire. Toland has completed many commissions, mostly notably for the CEO’s of MacDonalds USA & Japan, and for IBM, Verizon, Coca Cola, Carpet Master & UPS. He is in glass and art collections worldwide.