David Traub was born in New York, but moved to Texas to attend college. In 1973, after receiving his bachelor’s degree from East Texas State University, he became the assistance director and ceramics instructor at Creative Craft Alliance in Shreveport, LA and participated as the resident glassblower in the Edom, TX, craft community. In 1984, Traub moved to England to work on his master’s degree; then he immigrated in 1995 to New Zealand to head the art programs at Whanganui Polytech. He now spends his time in New Zealand creating his art glass in his studio.
This 5 7/8” vase in one of Traub’s early pieces when he was still in the East Texas/West Louisiana area. During his early years, he spent a lot of time showing and selling his pieces at arts fairs and festivals. This subtle piece is done in brown tones with muted gold bubbles floating from bottom to top. It has a slight iridescence to it. Any white spots or lines you see in the photos are reflections; ths piece is only done in muted brown and gold tones. The piece is signed DT 3/77 on the bottom, indicating that he made it in March of 1977. The flared mouth measures 5 ¼” in diameter. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. The bottom shows very few scratches from having been picked up and put back on shelves; it also bears the pontil mark.
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 Signed David Traub Studio Art Glass Vase