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david walters: glass vessels

These stunning vessels are the work of glass artist David Walters. A RISD graduate with a printmaking background, Walters is best known for the detailed, narrative drawings he paints on his blown glass vessels. He often paints characters from fairy tales, adding references to his own personal history – the results are unique and powerful, sometimes dark and edgy.

Shed A Tear For Alice, 3ft x 1ft, blown and hand painted glass
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Hansel and Gretel, 3ft x 1ft, blown and hand painted glass
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Calami-Tea or Love Me, Hate Me, 37 x 9 x 10″

Look No Strings, 14 x 17 x 7″

As he learned his craft, Walters was a gaffer for Dale Chihuly and Lino Tagliapietra. Working with Tagliapietra for more than 16 years, he credits the glass master with being a key inspiration in his development as a glass artist.

Craf-Tea Little Alice I, 29 X 11″, blown and enameled glass
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More at Traver Gallery and Schantz Galleries.

Read a Robin Rice essay about Walters here.

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