Wes Hunting Signed “Colorfield” Art Glass Compote Vessel
An art glass compote vessel by the American glass artist Wes Hunting (born 1958). From his Colorfield series, the vessel is made from a dark blue and purple glass and has a bowl at the top attached to a long slender stem with two handles on either side. The bowl is accented throughout with millefiori and other glass techniques in pink, orange, yellow, white, and red. The work is signed by Hunting on the the lower portion of the bowl and on the base.
Hunting studied at Kent State University where he started off as a painting major. However, he stumbled on glassblowing while working at the living history museum Hale Farm in Kent, Ohio and was happy to learn there was a glass art program offered at Kent State University. While studying glass art at Kent State during the late 1970s, he was able to attend workshops offered through the program that included visiting glass artists such as Marvin Lipofsky, Fritz Dreisbach, Joel Myers, and Dale Chihuly. In 1980, Hunting attended the Penland School of Crafts and in 1981, visited Italy for two months to visit glass studios in Venice and Murano. He currently runs a glass studio with his son, Wesley Justin, in rural Wisconsin.
9” x 18.25” x 9”.
Some minor wear, scuffs to underside. Small nick in the glass to the interior near the top rim.
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