One of the most colorful books in the PCATX Library is
Paperweights of the 19th and 20th Centuries
by Paul Jokelson & Gerard Ingold (Papier Presse, 1989). This book contains large color photos of paperweights and their creators. Artists like Paul Ysart, Delmo and Debbie Tarsitano, Steven Lundberg, Randall Grubb, Ray, Bob, and Bobby Banford, Francis D. Whittemore, Jr., Paul Stankard, Charles Kaziun, Chris Buzzini, Ken Rosenfeld, and other makers famous in our community of paperweight collectors are shown. But one famous lampwork paperweight artist is missing, David Graeber. The definitive book about David and his work is yet to be written.
You can see David Graeber in person in Houston at the upcoming Paperweight Collectors Association of Texas meeting in early March. Plan you trip now to Houston Galleria area for the next meeting March 4, 2017. The group will be staying at the Hampton Inn Houston Galleria, 4500 Post Oak Parkway.
Leo Kaplan, Ltd. Will be sponsoring David Graeber as the guest artist Saturday, but the fun begins on Friday at 3:00pm at the Houston Studio Glass location at 610 Jackson Hill where David Graeber will provide a hot glass demonstration. Dick Moiel and Kathy Poeppel are opening the glass studio for this very special demonstration of David at work creating a paperweight.
The Saturday meeting will be held at Four Leaf Towers-West located at 5110 San Felipe Street in Houston. When you arrive ask for the Condo Function Room for the meeting. The doors open at 9:00am, the business meeting begins at 10:00am and the afternoon will focus on the educational program. Paperweights will be for sale brought to the meeting by Leo Kaplan, LTD. (New York).
On Sunday, PCATX will convene at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive in Spring, Texas, for a very special opportunity to view paperweights on display at the museum and visit with collectors. This is planned as an opportunity from 10:00AM to Noon to view some of the finest paperweights in the world.
Visit David Graeber’s website at http://davidgraeber.com/