paperweights: Randall Grubb

Randall Grubb (California and Oregon, USA). Randy Grubb began his glass-working career at Correia Glass in Southern California. Like other top flight glass artists, Randall is obviously a genius. He was building Hot Rod racing cars as a teenager and has a degree in Business from the University of Southern California. While working at Correia on technical aspects of glass production, he became fascinated by paperweight art and especially by lampwork. He built his own studio and began making lampwork weights in 1986. At some point, he stopped working with glass and returned to work in race cars. His glass paperweights are amazingly perfect and his flowers are some of the most perfect ever made, with petals the thickness of actual flower petals – amazing. He used the best optical quality glass available.

PW1656. Randall Grubb Museum Piece. Three clusters of yellow grapes on the vine, signed Randall Grubb ‘95. This grape vine captures the vitality and essence of a real grape vine. Condition is excellent. “G” cane under a grape cluster. 3 1/16 inch diameter; 2 1/4 inches tall; one pound, two ounces. SOLD

PW1796. Randall Grubb Museum Piece. Fabulous upright rose with two rose buds in a wonderfully cut blue overlay, signed Randall Grubb ‘88. Mr. Grubb designed this piece to have a flat clear facet on one side to view the rose. I am not sure who did the cutting but it was beautifully executed.  He was one of the few studio artists to make overlays and they are relatively rare. Condition is excellent. 3 inch diameter; 2 7/8 inches tall; one pound, four ounces. Condition is excellent. SOLD

PW2573. Randall Grubb Museum Piece. One of his more complex arrangements with five open blooms and four red buds on a rich blue ground, signed Randall Grubb ‘89. “G” cane in base. Condition is excellent. 3 inch diameter; 2 5/8 inches tall; one pound and three ounces. $450

PW1692. Randall Grubb Museum Piece. Bouquet on clear ground. Signed Randall Grubb ’86. 2 15/16 inch diameter; 2 7/16 inches tall; one pound and half an ounce. Condition is perfect. $400

PW1693. Randall Grubb Museum Piece. Stunning many-petaled dahlia signed Randall Grubb ‘87. Constructed in three levels. 3 1/8 inch diameter; 2 1/4 inches tall; one pound, one ounce. Condition is perfect. $400

PW902. Randall Grubb Museum Piece. Floral bouquet, signed Randall Grubb ‘86. Randall Grubb produced amazingly realistic florals and this is a prime example. 3 1/16 inch diameter; 2 3/8 inches tall; one pound, two ounces. Condition is perfect. $375 SOLD