Lot 149
Paul Stankard (MA, b.1943), Art Glass Botanical Paperweight with Insects
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
1998, blown glass with blue flowers, bud, red ant and honey bee, underside with root system and nude human figure, sections of the plant are labeled "Scent, Fertile and Seeds", etched signature, date and inscribed "Especially for Lucartha."

2.75 x 3 in. diameter.

Estate of Lucartha Kohler, Philadelphia, PA, and Durham, NC. Kohler studied visual arts at Carnegie Mellon Institute, Moore College of Art, and Penland School of Crafts. She specialized in glass casting but worked and taught in various other techniques (e.g., fusing/slumping, flame-working, blowing, and mosaics). Lucartha exhibited her work in more than 100 shows across the United States, Japan and Hungary, received many awards and commissions, and her work is included in important glass collections. She regularly taught courses at The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass. She authored two books about glass art that were considered seminal works in her field: Glass: An Artists Medium (1998) and Women Working in Glass (2003).

Accompanying this lot is a letter from the artist reading "Dear Lucartha, Thank you for participating in the Rowan College glass program this summer. You did an outstanding job and really were responsible for a great deal of the success. I felt very fortunate to have such a talented artist working with me. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Love, Paul ... come and see me soon."

Good estate condition.

$1,000 - 2,000