Mark Rosenbaum - Jewish Wedding Glass Gifts

Artist Statement:

"It is through twenty years of working with glass that I have gained an understanding of the relationship between artist and material. A lapse of concentration can ruin a piece, but a controlled flick of the wrist or light breath through the blowpipe can give the work a subtle curve or movement that makes the piece extraordinary. It is this controlled spontaneity that makes glass so magical. I know that the weight from the additional glass bits added will stretch the form, but by using centrifugal force and holding the piece at the correct angle and speed, I can create a composition with the glass that allows both the glass and artist some influence on the outcome.

Glassblowing is much akin to a dance; the artist moves with respect and knowledge of the partner. Each influences the final piece, but only one will lead—the artist. The dance, when completed, yields an object that was only conceived in one's imagination or on paper, a tangible work as a result of collaboration between artist and material." -Mark Rosenbaum

About Rosetree Glass

Rosetree Glass Studio creates unique artistic work utilizing traditional glassblowing techniques. Classical shapes, iridescent colors, and interior designs are combined to provide a unique approach to ancient art. The creative force and owner, Mark Rosenbaum, brings an unusually diverse background in glassblowing, glass casting, ceramics, and jewelry. The result is an exciting interpretation of the art of glass.

After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Tyler School of Art, Mark became the first recipient of a Master of Fine Arts in glassblowing from Tulane University. Awarded a grant by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, he established the first privately owned glassblowing studio in Louisiana.

Because of the inherent nature of traditional glassblowing, each piece is a unique piece of art with no molds utilized. Variations in size and coloration naturally occur in the process that distinguishes the vase as handcrafted. Each piece is signed.