Paperweight style with internal purple iris blossom floral layers.
PAIR OF DANIEL SALAZAR ART GLASS VASES: Two thick-cased glass vases with floral and greenery motifs attributed to Daniel Salazar of Lundberg Studios. Unsigned. Approx. 5" h x 4" w.
Background of Artist Daniel Salazar:
In 1974, Daniel Salazar was hired as a glass grinder by Nouveau Glass, later to become Lundberg Studios. By 1975, he was working with hot glass as a helper or pontilman there. It soon became evident that he had a unique flair for design. By 1978, he had begun producing and designing his own paperweights. He was also influential in developing certain techniques in the California-style paperweight lampworking process. Salazar has earned a fine reputation for his delicate and natural look in floral paperweights, as well as birds, underwater scenes, and abstract glass works. These same designs have also been produced in beautiful perfume bottles, vases, and jewelry jars. Much of Salazar's work has taken inspiration from his interest in botany and collecting Asian art and antiques. Since childhood, a passion for sketching and watercolor has been the source of his unique artistic development. In addition, he has attended art classes at Cabrillo College in color and design and life drawing. His work has been exhibited in many museums like The Corning Museum of Glass and has become part of permanent collections.