PAPERWEIGHT PRESS

          PAPERWEIGHT PRESS       CALIFORNIA Cover: Antique Saint Louis close concentric mushroom paperweight with torsade in blue nd white and a star-cut base, c. 1848. © 1988 by Paperweight Press. All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any…

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Northwestern Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Summer Class #4369, “The Art of the Paperweight”

The Northwestern OLLI offers adult classes for continuing education: “Composed of seasoned learners from all walks of life, OLLI members pursue learning for pure pleasure: there are no tests and no grades. OLLI’s motto is, “Curiosity Never Retires,” and the OLLI experience proves it!” https://sps.northwestern.edu/program-areas/olli/about_olli.php Rae and Evelyn approached Mitch Clark, co-owner of L.H. Selman…

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The Origins of Glass Paperweights

Glass paperweights seem to have put in their first appearance in Venice, then and now a famous glass mecca, around 1845. A glass worker named Pietro Bigaglia (pronounced Bee-ga-lee-a) was perhaps first to have invented the genre, and his pieces were received with much awe and admiration, inspiring interest and the subsequent and inevitable urge…

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