Do you want to see something pretty? Hop on over to Cathy Richardson Glass on Facebook. Just search on Facebook for @cathyrichardsonglass
Cathy is posting images of her latest work which includes intriguing Battuto cutting done by Jim Poore. Battuto cutting creates a delightful honeycomb texture surrounding Cathy’s lampworked bouquet of flowers.
The “Carved Berry Bowl” is featured with vivid blue flowers with green foliage and dark berries. This weight is a large one and looks beautiful.
Interested in sandblasting combined with delicate bouquet weights or fruit weights? Cathy’s adventures in sandblasting have definitely created something new for paperweight collectors who are always eager to add fresh concepts in glass making to their collections.
Don’t forget to search for Cathy Richardson on You Tube. You will find some additional examples of her weights as well as demonstrations that Cathy and her son, Colin Richardson, have produced together. Expert filming is provided by Steve Richardson, Cathy’s husband. In these videos Cathy unveils the mysteries of creating small environmental paperweights, marbles, and demonstrates the vacuum encasement process.
Cathy Richardson will be the Guest Artist at the September 24th PCA TX meeting in New Braunfels, Texas, brought to the meeting by Guest Dealer Leo Kaplan, Ltd. Attend this meeting and you will hear all about the new work that Cathy is creating and her adventures as an accomplished glass artist.