Blueberry Fields Forever PWT by Colin Richardson



Blueberry Fields Forever Paperweight by Colin Richardson. Flameworked glass blueberries and white blossoms grow on branches with varigated green leaves. 3″ diameter. Signed and dated 2009. This paperweight is 1/1. Gift boxed with artist card.

Colin's Artist Statement

“In my lampworked paperweights I strive to transform the ephemeral into the eternal, capturing a bloom that may last for only a day or a butterfly that may live for only a week. I am intrigued by botanical forms, and by the incredible variety of colors, shapes, and textures in plant life. As I have begun creating my own designs for vacuum-encased paperweights I've turned to flowers and fruit for inspiration.

My still-life assemblages, captured in clear glass, are an attempt to express both the intricate details of plant structure and the simple beauty of outward form. Though I have only been making and selling my own designs since 2007, I have been involved with hot glass in one way or another since 1994, when I had an opportunity to take a short course at Corning's Studio Access to Glass.

I took a Second glass course at the Corning Glass Studio in 1996, with Eddie Bernard and Pamina Traylor. Since then I have been studying on my own and under the tutelage of my mother, Cathy Richardson. I took a break from glass for a while between 2000-2006 to attend Winona State University in Winona MN, where I studied Literature and Psychology. While working on my B.A. I started working with my mother at her studio and eventually decided to join her studio when I graduated from college. I worked with and for my mother for almost 6 years, but I now have my own studio in Burnsville MN, where I live with my wife and my new daughter who are the lights of my life.”


Additional information

Weight 3 lbs