Measurements: 7 3/4H x 4 1/4 at widest area. Condition: Amazing condition considering its age.Please Examine Photos Carefully for condition. Micheal earned his Bachelor's degree at California College of Arts and Crafts and began blowing glass in 1970. Michael studied classic glass blowing techniques at the largest, most successful glass furnaces of the historic Venini Glass Factory on the island of Murano, Italy.
He was also one of the first sixteen students at the internationally acclaimed Pilchuck Glass School in 1971 where he worked with Dale Chihuly and others to design and build the first furnace and structure at the school. Mike has made glass for the Pope, presidents, and other dignitaries for over 45 years.
Blowing glass was his passion, his career, and his profession. As he always said, he danced with the glass. He loved all aspects of the glass studio, and spent many hours and weekends at his shop in Benicia. His son Nicholas continued the business. Michael Nourot founded the studio in 1973 then moved it to Benicia in August of 1974.By that time Ann Corcoran, future wife, joined the workplace. They both graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts.
Their work has been selected by the Corning Museum of Glass for their 20th Century Exhibit, a permanent collection of the best in contemporary glass design. They have also been featured by PBS in their documentary film, Alchemy in Light. Their work was also included in a one year exhibition of American Glass at the American Embassy in Moscow. Their work is exhibited in major galleries and museums throughout the United States and the world.
Nourot studio is known for their cased handblown glass vases, bowls, paperweights, perfume vials and sculptures. Their unique works are created using a techniques of multiple layers of decorative patterns encased in clear crystal. In some of the pieces they incorporate an opaque white or gold/silver satin luster on the interior.
They will also apply colored enamels in combination with hot glass trailings and larger pieces of crushed glass to the surfaces of their forms. Their series of vases, Pink Marble exhibit a variegated exterior of green to blue to lavender to pink with the gold/silver luster interior. They often accent the pieces with a thin line of black or turquoise glass around the rim. With their knowledge and skills of glass chemistry Michael and Ann achieve unique and complex colors. They sign collaborative works with the studios name and inscribe their own to work created individually along with the registration number, the year and the artists initials.
Bahamas, Bermuda, Brunei, Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Chad, Côte dIvoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Guyana, Honduras, India, Iran, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, New Caledonia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Zimbabwe. The item "RARE Master Artist Michael Nourot Vintage 1978 Early Blown Glass Signed Vase" is in sale since Thursday, June 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Bowls". The seller is "kbarbara" and is located in Gulf Breeze, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.