Lot 148
Lucartha Kohler (PA/NC, 1938-2017), Bed of Leaves
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2003, iron frame with thick inset acrylic top, over 250 cast glass leaves in various sizes, colors and shapes, labeled.

Table 20 x 72 x 48 in.

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).

Lucartha created Bed of Leaves while working beside artists Nancy Maguire, Anna Boothe, Jon Clark and Paul Stankard for the "Out of the Fire" exhibit. The leaves were cast from trees found at various sites including Turkey and Armenia. -New York Times, Sunday, May 25, 2003, From Teacher to Pupil: An Alchemy of Glass, Fred B. Adelson.

Zenith Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Stedman Gallery at Rutgers, New Jersey; University of the Arts, College of Art and Design, Window on Broad Gallery, Philadelphia.

Rusting and signs of outdoor use to table; a few small chips and losses to leaves; overall leaves are in good condition.

$1,000 - 2,000