This is a nice vintage original artist signed studio art glass vased. The item has a beautiful swirled blown glass finish (see photos). The item is beautiful and it came from a nice estate (see photos).
The vase is a wonderful example of this artist's work (see photos). The item is signed by the artist: Joan Reep (see photos and decide the age, the origin and the maker). The item has some scratches and wear (see photos and / or written description for the condition of this item). The bird without the stand measures about 3 inches high and it is about 3 and 1/2 inches wide.
This vase would be nice to add to your collection. Vintage Joan Reep Art Glass Vase Studio Artist Signed Original American Colorado. Thank you for the interest in this item. Here is some information about this artist from the internet.
Joan was born in Miles City, Montana. Her mother, Dorothy Aitchison-Wiel was a Montana pioneer with her mother's parents coming from Canada in a covered wagon in 1866. Joan's father, Kurt Wiel, was the City Engineer in Miles City for 38 years before retiring.After graduating from high school at the age of 17, Joan literally got off her horse and went to New York City, signing a 5-year contract with the Harry Conover Modeling Agency. There Joan was photographed by the worlds' most famous photographer, Andre de Deines, Marilyn Monroe's favorite photographer. After leaving New York to go to college at Hamline University in St. Reep who was in grad school at the University of Minnesota. They were married in 1951. She continued her education taking classes all her life. A long-time Colorado artist, Joan's paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and glass were exhibited at the Denver Art Museum, Museum of New Mexico, Salt Lake Fine Arts Center, Aspen and Santa Fe galleries and many galleries across the U. Joan was most well known as a glass artist, with "silver glass" her signature glass.
She was a pioneer in the hot glass blowing movement, setting up the first hot glass studio in Boulder, CO. Her glass was shown locally the Mustard Seed Gallery in Boulder, as well as the Sandy Carson Gallery and Pismo Glass Gallery, both in Denver. Her work was shown in many Denver Art Museum exhibitions.
The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, acquired two of her silver glass vessels in 2010 for their permanent glass collection. Joan, her studio, and her work are featured in the coffee table book, "Women Working in Glass". Joan is also listed in the Washington National Archives. Joan's glass blowing career spanned over 30 years. After retiring from glass, she donated her studio equipment to a non-profit school in CA.
It took a 53-foot semi to carry all of her studio's equipment. After moving there, Joan learned to play the ukulele.She fell in love with the ukulele and Hawaiian music. During this time, Joan moved to Scottsdale, AZ for three years, traveling back to Kona during the hot summers. Next door to where she lived in AZ was the Musical Instrument Museum, the most visited museum in AZ.
Upon viewing the MIM's Hawaiian display, she felt it needed help. Joan went to the director of the MIM and offered her assistance. She was put in the with a curator at the museum.Together Joan and the curator got the Ukulele Display going at this fabulous museum, an achievement Joan took great pride. Joan's husband, Paul, passed away January 7, 2016. She is survived by her two children, Steve Reep of Sedona, AZ, and Jane Tower of Fort Collins, CO.
She is survived by her four grandchildren Trevor Reep, Alex Tower, Angela Maki and John Tower. Joan passed away March 15, 2017 in Honolulu, HI.
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