$ 200.00

113822
3.5″h x 3.5″w
Unique solid glass paperweight by Chico, CA artist Richard Satava.

The Petroglyph Series draws inspiration from cave drawings and other pictorial representations of ancient tribes throughout the world from drawings found in France, Spain, North Africa and North American native tribes. Images are drawn in powdered glass and heated before being rolled in molten glass and blown to the final form.

Satava uses ancient techniques to create original designs in handblown glass vases, bowls, perfume vials, paperweights, sculptures and other works.
He designs and creates each one-of-a-kind piece, all from glass that he has formulated and made himself. Through his own exclusive color formulas, he is able to create rich arrays of colors by blending various metallic oxides such as silver, cobalt, selenium, cadmium and others into the molten glass. Widely known for his brilliant red, rich blues, metallic blacks, aquatic looking blues and greens and others, his creations are sought after all over the world.
In all his works, Satava achieves remarkable detail and dimension. While a piece is on his blowpipe, his torch melts colored rods of glass to create precise images on the surface or suspended within layers of clear glass. Each piece is blown and shaped without the use of molds, then signed, dated and numbered.

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