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Pâte de Verre: The Material of Time

Pâte de Verre: The Material of Time

Schiffer Publishing

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Today's comprehensive go-to book about pâte de verre, geared to meet the new interest in exploring this form of opaque glassmaking. Includes history, photos of top contemporary works, and how-to.

Answering the demand for more information on this glassmaking method in the international glass community and among collectors, here’s the fascinating history of this 5,000-year-old technique, photos of top contemporary works to learn from and be inspired by, and how-to instructions from experts. For beginners and advanced glassmakers alike, this guide offers detailed process instructions and provides unique glass color recipes for making one’s own glass palette to facilitate experimentation and reduce costs. Also featuring 23 contemporary glass artists and their work, the book illustrates the new shift in perception of what glass art is and what it can do.

  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages, with 200 color images
  • 12 × 9 inches (30.4 × 22.8 cm)
  • Publication date: September 20, 2022

About the Contributors

Tone Ørvik is a sculptor and glass artist with an exhibition background at leading glass galleries in the US. She also works as a writer and as an educator, previously for 5 years as head of sculpture at Kragero School of Art, Norway. She lives in Oslo, Norway.

Dr. Max Stewart is one of the world´s leading experts in pâte de verre. He lectures in Glass Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and until recently held a professorial chair at the Jilin College of the Arts, Changchun, China. He lives in Telford, UK.

  • Product Type: Instructional Book
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 lb (60.8 oz; 1724 g)
  • SKU010006534 | 9780764363177

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About the Publisher

Schiffer Publishing

Located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Schiffer Books got its start in 1974 publishing historical reports using a mimeograph machine on the owner's kitchen table. A few years later, Schiffer moved to the basement of a barn on the family's farm property. More than 50 years later, Schiffer Publishing is still an independent publisher of 7,000 titles at the Book Farm in Atglen, PA, where visitors are welcome to browse the library.

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