Fall Brown Mum Orb with Forget Me Knots by David Graeber. One large brown Mum is surronded by yellow Forget Me Nots, sprigs of miniature red berries and pine cones.
Stand is included.
Measures Approx. 3″ diameter. Signature cane inside reads “DG20”.
About the Artist:
My stories in glass have evolved over time. However, one fact, my love of nature, remains constant. Many of my creations celebrate the memory of a loved one or the joy of a special event. All capture nature’s elegance and remarkable diversity.
A life-long “Jerseyman,” I’ve honed my craft under the watchful eye of teachers, mentors, and friends including:
The late George Vail who introduced me to the world of architectural reconstruction and forensic sculpture;
William “Bill” Marlin, Ed.D., a dedicated teacher, and established painter;
Paul Stankard, the internationally acclaimed glass artist who encouraged me to strike out on my own in 2009;
The late Ed Poore was a renowned master cutter whose skill has enhanced several of my paperweights.
I was always drawn to different forms of art from an early age whether it was drawing cartoons or creating things out of wood. I was encouraged to attend a technical school while attending high school to study commercial art. From 1986-1989, I was fortunate to be offered an apprenticeship with local artist/professor George Vail, who not only continued to refine my skills artistically but encouraged high personal standards and professionalism. In 1989, I was introduced to master glass artist Paul Stankard and his unmatched skill of lampworking. While I continue to assist Paul, I have become an independent glass artist, creating my own vision in glass. I strive to recreate nature in glass as realistically as possible, knowing that there are new techniques and designs waiting to be discovered that keep me driven and motivate me to continue the South Jersey glass tradition into the twenty-first century.
David is a featured artist on Craft in America, a website dedicated to the exploration, preservation, and celebration of craft and its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage.
Below is the article found on Craft in America:
“David Graeber is a glass artist, who was drawn to art from an early age. The New Jersey native obtained a Fine Arts degree from Camden County Community College and went on to express himself through graphic art and woodworking.
However, he found his true passion in flameworking when he became Paul Stankard's assistant in 1989. While he continues to assist Paul, he has become an independent artist, creating his own vision of nature in glass. He strives to recreate nature in the glass as realistically as possible, knowing that there are new
techniques and designs waiting to be discovered that motivate David to continue the South Jersey glass tradition into the twenty-first century. As he says, ‘I have a passion for the simple gifts of nature: the timeless beauty of a rose, the industriousness of a small bee, or the untamed wildness of a sunflower. Working in glass allows me to explore this passion, and under the tutelage of Master Glass Artist Paul Stankard, I refined my passion to the art of capturing nature frozen for eternity in a paperweight.’”