Ann Wärff (born 1937) went to Sweden in 1960 and joined Kosta as a designer in 1964 along with her designer-partner and husband, Göran Wärff. The two had previously trained in Germany. Ann and Göran Wärff had worked at the Pukeberg glassworks before joining Kosta. In 1968, Ann and Göran Wärff shared in the Lunning Prize; their work was a joint venture, and was occasionally signed Görann. They separated in 1972, and she then adopted the name Ann Wolff.
Ann Wolff left Kosta in 1978 to begin studio work with Wilke Adolfsson at Transj. She was professor in design at Hochschule für bildende Künst in Hamburg 1993-98 and was a guest teacher at the Glass school in Pilchuck, USA. She has received many awards including the Coburger Glasspreis, Rakow Commission at Corning Museum of Glass, and the Jurors Award at Corning Museum of Glass. Ann Wolff’s works have been exhibited at museums and collections all over the world, including, Kunstmuseum in Düsseldorf, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Museum of Art and Design in New York, National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
This beautiful 4 5/8” bud vase is predominantly green and blue with a lot of transparent glass; there are many bubbles throughout the piece, which add so much interest. This piece is weighty for its size and could also be used as a paperweight. It is signed on the bottom Kosta 1974/37 A. W.
This piece is one of many in an art glass collection that we acquired
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