Forever Young

Rick Ayotte (American, b.1944)1999

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
Neenah, Wisconsin, United States

Rick Ayotte began creating paperweights in the 1970s at the encouragement of his friend and fellow scientific glassblower Paul Stankard. An extremely skilled flameworker, Ayotte closely observes nature to produce an accurate description of his subjects captured in glass. He is perhaps best known for his paperweights depicting various birds in exquisite detail.

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  • Title: Forever Young
  • Creator: Rick Ayotte (American, b.1944)
  • Date: 1999
  • Physical Dimensions: h6.75 x w10.18 cm
  • Type: Paperweight
  • External Link: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
  • Medium: Flameworked colored glass components encased in clear glass
  • Object ID: PW 2011.10.2320
  • Credit Line: Gift of Gordon Park