Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fine Feathered Vase

An etched clear glass vase with a double quill design, Orrefors, Sweden 1960s.
Sven Palmqvist was destined to work in this medium, born in the glass district of southern Sweden, his studies began in his early 20's at Orrefors and continued all over the world, honing his craft in Paris, Germany, Italy and the United States. But it was at Orrefors where he would return and eventually invent many techniques resulting in several awards for his ingenuity. 
“With glass you are able to sculpture with light and with help from the sun you can paint with colours. Glass expresses so much more than other materials; it will never be affected – it is eternal, unchangeable” Sven Palmqvist

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