Wexler Gallery

Mark Peiser

  • Mark Peiser, master glass artist represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Summer Sky
    Glass
    26 X 3 X 8 inches
  • Sleeping Muse, 1991
    Compound cast glass, cut, hand polished
    15 x 3.25 x 6.25 in
  • Mark Peiser, master glass artist represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Sleeping Muse, 1990
    Compound cast glass, cut, hand polished
    15 X 3 1/2 X 9 inches
  • Mark Peiser, master glass artist represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Untitled, 1983
    Cast glass
    4 X 3 1/2 X 7 inches
  • Mark Peiser, master glass artist represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Mountain and Tree Vase (PWV - 1981), 1981
    Blown glass and torch-worked imagery
    4 X 8 1/4 inches
  • Mark Peiser, master glass artist represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Cattails Paperweight, 1979
    Blown glass and torch-worked imagery
    4 7/8 X 4 7/8 X 4 3/4 inches
  • Mark Peiser, master glass artist represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Miniature Vessel
    Glass
    2 1/2 X 2 1/2 inches
  • Mark Peiser, master glass artist represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Dragonfly (PWV 016), 1975
    Blown glass and torch-worked imagery
    6 1/2 X 5 inches

Artist Statement

An innovative artist, Mark Peiser continually has pushed the limits of glass to create some of the best art glass being made in the United States.  A perfectionist, both in his techniques and aesthetics, he has exquisitely crafted a number of highly collected series — from his Innerspace pieces, Paperweight vases and opaque geometric and image vessels to functional “spaghetti” bowls.

“For me, expanding my vocabulary usually implies a development of technique,” Peiser has commented.  “The fact that I’ve spent so much energy seeking technical solutions is not because I love frustration – it’s to accomplish my visions in what to my imagination is the simplest most direct, most knowing way.  For me, technique is not cheap – it’s imperative.”

“Glass is a tough lover, fragile and unforgiving, demanding and costly, high maintenance.  But glass has no imagination or hidden agenda.  If you are attentive, learn its ways, are understanding in what you ask of it and treat it with care, it’s spirit emerges.”