For your consideration, an Orient and Flume Paperweight by Roberta Eichenberg. The paperweight is an early creation of Eichenberg for Orient and Flume, created in 1981 during the beginning of her association with that highly respected glass studio. This extremely rare paperweight, in the form of a bird, features a sommerso interior of swirled translucent salmon colored glass within a larger free-form field of warm parchment white. The work measures 4 ¾" long, 2 5/8" wide, 3 3/8" tall, and weighs over 1 lb and is identified on it's base: "Roberta Eichenberg" "O & F 1981 25". It is in mint condition with no chips or signs of wear.
Bio (web): Roberta Eichenberg obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Chico, with an emphasis in glass, afterwards she went to work for Orient & Flume. She was a part of the production team and designed for their product line as well. She received her Master of Art from California State University at Chico and received a teaching assistantship at Ohio State University where she studied under Richard Harned and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. The next year she took a position at the internationally renowned Pitchuk Glass School in the Northwest were she was Studio Coordinator for three years and Educational Coordinator for the last year she worked at Pitchuk. Roberta was selected for the Emerging Artist in Residence program at the Pitchuk Glass School. She relocated to New Orleans LA where she taught at Delgado Community College and established her own studio. In 2000, Roberta relocated to Emporia Kansas and is teaching in the Department of Art at Emporia State. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Emporia State University, teaching sculpture and glass, producing work and continuing to exhibit locally and nationally.
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