Square Highball Glass- Loretta Eby
This is a stunning piece of glassware that is sure to become any whiskey drinker's favorite piece of functional art! Loretta Eby beautifully crafted a lightweight glass to hold that perfect old fashioned in. This colorful glass is 3.5" x 3" x 3".
Loretta Eby received her BFA in Glass, with minors in Printmaking and Drawing, from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH in 1981. She has continued her education at the Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, & the Pilchuk School of Glass. Her emphasis since college has been on hot glass, working in & managing several studios before opening her own studio in North Georgia in 1985. Eby finds simple inspiration for her glass pieces. She takes thrown away objects in junk yards & studies the color, texture, and shape to help her form her own work. “Making art often involves learning a new vocabulary or language relating to the materials as well as puzzle/problem solving in both esthetic & technical areas.” The fluidity of the glass at high temperature still does not cease to amaze her and reminds her of the love and creativity that goes into each glass object. Her favorite part of glassblowing is “the zen of repetitive processes. Sometimes it seems as though the pieces make themselves, I’m there, but not.”