Artist

In 1992 we shared our first studio and by 1993 we were collaborating. Our combined contributions yielded Homage series which we have evolved and continue today. Soon after, our Prayer Bead series was born. These assemblages consisted of over-sized glass beads anchored by our interpretation of the Venus of Willendorf circa 25,000 BC, a stone-carved .....

In 1992 we shared our first studio and by 1993 we were collaborating. Our combined contributions yielded Homage series which we have evolved and continue today. Soon after, our Prayer Bead series was born. These assemblages consisted of over-sized glass beads anchored by our interpretation of the Venus of Willendorf circa 25,000 BC, a stone-carved female form, hundreds of which have been found throughout Old Europe.

During those years – through 1997 – we had about seven jobs between us in order to afford ourselves. On our limited off hours we worked on our real work, our artwork. We did not have gallery representation at that time, so our finished work was displayed around our studio when a woman called to visit us in 1993. She was particularly drawn to a piece completed with an eight-foot strand of oversize glass beads, a blown vessel, our figurative Willendorf interpretation and a hay pulley.

We nervously stated the price – valued at two months’ rent at the time. She pulled out her checkbook right then and cut us a check for the full amount, despite our offer to accept half down and the rest when she received the piece. In that moment we knew we had been recognized and respected as artists. She did not question the value of the piece. She did not attempt to negotiate the price. And she trusted us to be professional and ship the piece in a timely fashion, which we did. From that moment, we looked only forward to a long and fruitful lifetime as a collaborative artist team.

She is a serious glass collector with a discerning eye. Her and her husband’s home brims with a stunning collection. We have maintained a friendship since first we met. If she’s reading this – we love you!

Join us!

Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
48th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: May 8th | Exhibition continues to July 3rd of 2020