“Copper Iridescent Cobweb Amphora Perfume Bottle” by Abelman Art Glass. Copper colored glass base with an irridized cobweb style design. Accented with an irridized black glass stopper.
6.5″ tall x 1.5″ wide. Signed by Artist. Artist card included.
Stuart Abelman's artistic ability was recognized at an early age, giving him the opportunity to study sculpture and painting as a young man. By seventeen he had quite an impressive portfolio. He was accepted to Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania where he studied fine art for four years and there received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
It was in his senior year at Carnegie Mellon University that he first saw the brand new glass department. It was love at first sight. He devoted his entire senior year to glassblowing. Stuart then entered the graduate four-year Master of Fine Arts program at U.C.L.A. in California and proceeded to study and blow glass for four more intensive years. He received his Master of Fine Arts from U.C.L.A. in 1976. By 1976 he had already created a body of work which was finding its way into art shows and galleries.
Stuart uses his own formulas and the finest silica sand to ensure the purest quality glass possible. Each piece is made entirely of hot molten glass and is worked and completed at the furnace. All the colors and design patterns are formed from the hot glass. No paint is used. Many of the beautiful colors are made with gold, silver and other precious metals.
Stuart's glass pieces are shown in galleries and museums around the world and have become permanent additions to museum, private and celebrity collections here and overseas. His piece in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum is particularly notable for its infusion of life into a figurative sculpture in glass.