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October Issue 2003

Wells Gallery in Charleston, SC, Offers Works by David Goldhagen

The Wells Gallery in Charleston, SC, is pleased to present Artistry in Glass, a new body of work by artist David Goldhagen. The exhibit opens on Oct. 3 and continues through Oct., 2003.

Using traditional glassblowing methods thousands of years old, Goldhagen creates the work of art at the end of a blowpipe. Each piece is individually blown without the
use of molds. Goldhagen uses wide swifts of brightly colored glass, adding flecks of super brilliant goldstone trapped in clear crystal.

The power of Goldhagen's visual imagery compliments the unusual master technique required to create his larger pieces. His platters and pods are extremely difficult forms to achieve in hand-blown glass. Working with 10 to 15 pounds of glass at the end of a five foot blowpipe, Goldhagen begins each piece as a bubble which glows at temperatures of 2000 degrees and above.

From his hand blown lamps to his platters that are 40" in diameter, Goldhagen's talent is astounding. Each piece of glass is the only one of its kind and unique to Goldhagen's style.

For more info check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call 843/853-3233 or on the web at (www.wellsgallery.com).

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