Saturday, January 14, 2012

Funky Cool Mdina

This axe-shaped vase (actually called a 'Fish-Vase') is the design of Michael Harris but likely executed by his first apprentice and the company's eventual heir apparent Joseph Said. Michael was  an ingenious British glass blower who moved to Malta in the late 60's in order to start the Mdina Glass Studio, but eventually returned home to The Ilse of Wight to start his own studio. This wild-colored amalgam of abstract expressionism is signed and dated 1978. Could Harris have been the Jackson Pollock of glass? Well, this is certainly a museum quality piece. 
9" x 7.5"

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