Featured Jay Benda Art Glass Paperweight

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by cxgirl, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi All,
    No questions, just sharing this cool paperweight I picked up:) Made by Jay Benda of Krystyna Glass on the Sunshine Coast BC (across the water from me) 1 1/2" x 3" diameter.
    The information below is copied from their store page:
    Jan Benda, a native of the Czech Republic, has been diligently blowing glass since graduating from the Technical Glassblowing Institute in 1969. After refining his craft for over fifteen years, with some of the most revered masters in glass blowing, Jan and his wife Krystyna opened Krystyna Glass studio on the sunshine coast of British Columbia in 1987. Using hand blown techniques from the Czech tradition Jan has been devoted to achieving simple, elegant and contemporary one of a kind creations for the past twenty years.
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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
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  2. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

  3. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Beautiful! Each angle is a different pattern. :)
     
  4. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    You don't know how glad I am you shared this. I have had this paperweight I bought in Canada for a dozen years, but never knew the artist. By the most amazing coincidence, you post yours. IMG_1647.jpg IMG_1648.jpg
     
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  5. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Awesome paperweight (s), and amazing coincidence!

    That's so great! :) Gotta love this forum!
     
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  6. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    @cxgirl Did you get that cool holder with it?
     
  7. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    They're BOTH SO Beautiful!!!!!!:singing::singing::singing::):)
     
  8. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Lovely pieces!
     
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  9. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    lol, how cool is that KikoBlueEyes, glad I posted mine:)
    I bought a paperweight collection a few years ago and all of the weights had holder/stands with them.
    I agree:)
     
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  10. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Im green with envy ! Lovely.
     
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  11. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Eye Candy for sure .. truly lovely !!.. Joy.
     
  12. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Very nice. And I like the holder too.
     
  13. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

  14. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    I believe that's called serendipity!

    Both of the paperweights shown are lovely!
     
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Oh...but we remember that well.......& the books that came with them !!!!
    One of the most spellbinding picks this site has ever seen !!!
     
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  16. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    So beautiful!
     
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