Viking Glass Turquoise Blue Lotus Shaped Bowl Designed By Wayne Husted
Mid Century Modern Viking Glass, Turquoise Blue Lotus Shaped Bowl, Designed By Wayne Husted In 1961, Made In West Virginia.
Viking Glass Came To Be after New Martinsville Glass Went Broke In The Late '30s. In 1938 The Company Was Sold To The Silver City Glass Company Of Meriden, Connecticut. The plant Reopened as New Martinsville Glass Company For a Short Time. In June Of 1944, The Stockholders Formed The Viking Glass Company. In The Mid ’80s Hard Times Hit America and Viking Was Not Immune. The Viking Glass Company as We Know Closed In 1984. Dalzell/Viking Was Immediately Opened By Kenneth Dalzell a Former Executive From Fostoria Glass Company. The Company Closed Its Doors Forever In 1998.
Back in the 1950s, when he was fresh out of college, he was hired as Director of Design at the venerable Blenko Glass Company in Milton, West Virginia, from the 1950s to 1960s, and a product designer for many U.S. and international manufacturers. During his ten years at Blenko, he created over 60 new designs every year, resulting in over 600 unique designs, many of which are included in museum collections and sought after by private collectors nationwide. Think of mid-century modern glass design, and you picture Wayne’s distinctly sculptural, often nonfunctional “architectural scale” designs.
Now, at the age of 91, Wayne is still designing in glass, working with glass studios nationwide, developing new techniques that push the properties and capabilities of hand-blown glass in the creation of big and colourful art glass. He is currently working with Effetto Glassworks, Slow Burn Glass, and Public Glass in the San Francisco Bay Area on the new Jazz in Glass Collectors Series of designs that recall his work of the 1950s, as well as other new art forms in glass.
Item Code - GLA10A495HAB
Width: 12 3/4" Height: 5 1/2" Depth: 12 3/4" Weight: 2.026 kg
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