Early in the Studio Art Glass movement, Sam Herman, an American who taught at the Royal College of Art in London, established the Glasshouse Covent for graduate art students to make their own art glass. Before the Movement, artists would design the art glass, but craftsmen would actually blow the glass. As the Movement progressed, glass studios were established so that the artist could produce their own work. Glasshouse Covent was founded in 1969 by Herman and graduate students could work there as well as learn the business side of their art.
This 6” vase is not marked, but the records from the estate reflect that it was purchased from the Glasshouse in London. It is a stunning piece with pure white on the inside of the vase that actually gives a glow to it; there are a few streaks of color showing through to the inside. It looks like light is emanating from the inside. Layered on top of the white are blue, green, pink, cranberry, gold and orange; all is cased in clear glass. The mouth of this vase is 5” in diameter. This is a very substantial piece weighing 3 ½ lbs. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. The bottom shows a few scratches from having been picked up and put back on shelves.
This piece is one of many in an art glass collection that we recently acquired, and on the bottom is a sticker that was on it from the estate. This helps us to keep track of the many pieces.
What a great find to add to your art glass collection or just as an accent piece on your shelf. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Early Glasshouse Covent Garden Studio Art Glass Vase