Here are two wonderfully decorative hand-made pieces of clear glass. They depict an apple and a pear each with an applied glass leaf.
Dimensions: Tallest (pear) is approximately 9.5 cm (3 ¾ in) maximum height.
Signature: "Cheryl Takacs" script signature on both pieces.
Condition: Excellent. No cracks, chips or repairs and no visible scratches.
A Note About the Artist:
Cheryl Takacs holds undergraduate degrees in English and Art History. Upon graduating from the Hot Glass program at Sheridan College, in Ontario, Canada, Cheryl took several glass blowing workshops to further hone her craft. After 12 years in the profession Cheryl was joined by her husband Jean-Marc Leclair (also a skilled glass blower). Together, their work has been included in many exhibitions, both in Ontario and as far away as Hong Kong.
A combination of hand-blown glass and meticulous sand-blasted designs make Cheryl Takacs' pieces truly one of a kind. The soul of her glass typically speaks of color. The palate and designs express the influence of music and visual stimulus absorbed from the environment.
Because all of Cheryl's pieces are unique, handmade works of art, subtle irregularities are to be expected and prized for the unique qualities they express. The designs are drawn on the work freehand using a liquid resist, which allows them to evolve naturally and offers an endless variety of detail.