Working from the inside out, he creates the inner-most formations first, then adds concentric layers of crystal, iridescent and colored glass. He often cuts and polishes facets through which the interior forms are revealed and reflected. In addition to his artistic talent, Summa is a superb glass chemist and engineer. He batches all of his own glass, creating a palette of colors using various metallic oxides which are mixed into the molten glass.
He uses silver nitrate in many of his colors to create ever changing hues within each color. The distinctive artistic quality of Summas work has many influences.
He has lived in Germany, Turkey, India and various parts of the U. After studying ceramics at Californias Monterey Peninsula College, he began working with glass in 1972. In 1974 he established his own studio in a remote area north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Summas works have been shown at major galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the Wichita Art Museum, Corning Museum of Glass and the Portland Museum of Art permanent collection.
DUE TO VERY POOR SALES OF GLASS FOR 2019 PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT I REGRETFULLY HAVE DECIDED TO WITHDRAW MOST IF NOT ALL OF MY GLASS LISTINGS AT THE END OF THIS YEAR BY 3AM JANUARY 1ST 2020 EASTERN TIME. ALMOST ALL OF THE GLASS ITEMS HAVE BEEN REDUCED SEVERAL TIMES AND ARE. DOWN TO MY ORIGINAL COST. GRANTED THERE'S MUCH CONSTANTLY OFFERED BY MANY OTHER WORTHY SELLERS OUT THERE! WELCOME TO THE DEBUT OF SCANDLEGLASS CREATIONS FOR ENLIGHTENMENT AS OF VALENTINES DAY 2014!INITIALLY I MADE THE ROUNDS OF LOCAL ANTIQUE SHOPS & MALLS IN BOTH W. & LAKE WORTH AS WELL AS DELRAY BEACH & DANIA BEFORE SUBSEQUENTLY ALSO ATTENDING MANY OF THE PICADILLY ANTIQUE SHOWS HELD REGULARLY AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA FAIRGROUNDS. THE ZEAL WITH WHICH I FANATICALLY SEARCHED FOR GLASS (LIKE I DID FOR RECORDS BACK IN THE 1970'S & EARLY 1980'S) CENTERED AROUND MY PRIMARILY FINDING ANY RECEPTACLES WHICH I DEEMED ADEQUATE TO ACCOMMODATE VOTIVE CANDLES. HOWEVER, I QUICKLY BRANCHED OUT INTO ALSO EMBRACING MANY TOOTHPICK HOLDERS, ROSEBOWLS, SPOONERS, VARIOUS SIZED VASES AND THE OCCASIONAL SPITTOON, MANY OF WHICH I UTILIZED AS CANDLE HOLDERS. ALTHOUGH MOST WERE OBVIOUSLY BY NAME NOT DESIGNED OR INTENDED FOR SUCH PURPOSES OR USE, I FOUND THAT FREQUENTLY THEY MADE THE BEST HOLDERS THAT OFTEN PRODUCED A MYRIAD OF SPECTACULAR OPTICAL & VISUAL RESULTS!
ADDITIONALLY I ALSO BEGAN COLLECTING SOME PAPERWEIGHTS, AS WELL AS SOME FIGURALS SUCH AS ELEPHANTS, FISH, FROGS, OWLS, SWANS & TURTLES WHICH AT TIMES WERE NOT MADE OF GLASS, BUT CLOISONNE, MALACHITE, PLEXIGLASS & WOOD. THIS MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION RESULTED IN MY ACQUIRING OVER 900 PIECES OF GLASS WITHIN THE FIRST 9 YEARS! SO, AS WITH MY ONGOING RECORD COLLECTION PRUNING, I'LL BE CONTINUING TO OFFER GLASS AS I THIN OUT THAT COLLECTION AS WELL OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.
ONCE AGAIN PLEASE BE PATIENT & KEEP WATCHING BECAUSE I'M ONLY A ONE MAN OPERATION AND IT ALL TAKES TIME! Amongst my glass offerings will be both Contemporary & Vintage Art glass Bowls/Rosebowls, Creamers & Sugars, Paperweights & Vases, Carnival, EAPG, Controlled Bubble, Cobalt & Cranberry Cut To Clear, Crystal, Milk Glass, Opalescent, Perfume Bottles, Pressed & Pattern, Satin, Toothpicks, Vaseline & Victorian. You'll see some Acro Agate, Avon, Bagley, Beatty, Blenko, Boyd, Cambridge, Consolidated, Correia, Dugan/Diamond, Duncan Miller, Eickholt, Fenton, Fostoria, Robert Held, Imperial, Jeanette, Jefferson, Brian Maytum, Murano, Northwood, Orient & Flume, Orrefors, Perthshire, Riverside, L.Clair, Tiffin, Vandermark, Viking, Westmoreland, L. As with my records, cds & dvds the vast majority of what I will offer will be in excellent to Mint condition with usually little to no wear or damage despite many pieces being turn of the century or before as well as many from the depression years. I usually only go to town 2-3 times a week, plus if there's inclement weather like there has been frequently this past winter I may not be able to get out at times with snow & ice bound mountain roads & terrain to navigate!
Otherwise I'm just left wondering why??? Are some folks forgetful, do they procrastinate, or are they just too lazy or selfish to be bothered??
Up until now I've resisted doing what some other sellers do which is saying that your + feedback left will result in mine, but now I'm saying it!!! Unlike Records, CDs & DVDs which frequently require time to get to, absorb & evaluate, Glass can be assessed very quickly once it's been received & unpacked. SO, there's really no valid excuses I can think of warranting no feedback left (excepting family emergencies or health issues arising) & from now on I will wait up to 1-2 weeks from when items are delivered for appropriate feedback. If I have still not heard from you at that point then I may.
Contact you asking for clarification as to why. Or else I'll just wait for you to act... It's your call & I don't want to pester people, just serve them well in the hopes that they'll reciprocate, hopefully without any additional prompting! Thanks for your understanding & compliance regardless. ALMOST ALL OF THE GLASS ITEMS HAVE BEEN REDUCED SEVERAL TIMES AND ARE DOWN TO MY ORIGINAL COST OR EVEN BELOW IT AS I'VE NOTED IN SOME CASES.
The item "Henry Summa Signed/Dated 1988 Iridized Faceted Pedestal Paperweight 5 of 68 RARE" is in sale since Monday, February 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "groupimage" and is located in Lakemont, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.