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Featured Artist Archive > April, 2014


Paperweight by Mayauel Ward click picture to enlarge

Mayauel Ward welcomes collectors to his studio in Manhattan Beach, California. Telephone of email him before you go, because he is often away from his studio exhibiting at shows around the USA. He recently returned from a show in Florida and the photograph below depicts the exhibition of his glass at one of these shows.. As you can see, he makes a wide range of vases, bowls and lamps as well as paperweights.

Mayauel specialises in making lampwork paperweights like the beautiful recent example shown here, which he described as "probably the fullest weight I've made to date. . ." It involved days of making flowers and the black background "really helps make my weights pop". Mayauel likes to push himself sometimes to see how much he can get into one paperweight. That really shows in this paperweight.

Mayauel is a native of California and his career includes studying glassblowing at college and working with Correia Art Glass and Abelman Art Glass, then setting up his own studio in 1988. Email him at or telephone (310) 546-3546 to arrange an appointment to visit his studio.

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