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Donald Carlson

Carlson Art Glass

"With over 50 years of experience, I have developed clean, well-proportioned, and eloquent shapes. In particular, it is my red glass that best reflects the Carlson tradition. "

Donald and his wife, Karen, work together in their studio in OR. While working with color, it is red that has been both challenging and rewarding. Until 2007, Donald's line of vases, bowls and lamps were the mainstay of his business. By accident, Karen brought Donald too much glass for the stem of an apple he was working on. As he pulled the stem up to cut, he saw a cherry. His whimsical groupings of cherries put fun back into the art of making glass. The cherries are bright and fresh, and they delight everyone.

Donald's work spans 6 decades, and in 1966, he created one of the first private studios in the world. With years of experience, he has definitely refined the color red. Donald has consistently produced a rich vibrant red that is unique in color and elegant in shape. Without the use of molds, his work reflects well-proportioned, clean lines. Donald makes every pieces himself, with Karen's assistance, and each one is signed, dated, and recorded. For the discerning collector, it is rewarding to share in his progression of work.

While finishing his MBA and MS, Donald took an art class. It was during these classes he discovered glass. Wanting to delve into the properties of glass and discover its mystique, he built a studio in his backyard and taught himself to blow glass. As a result, he earned an MFA in glass. After all these years, he has made more than 60,000 pieces and his work is sold in many of the finest galleries in the USA.

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Red and Gold Lustre Foot...
Art Glass Vase
by Donald Carlson
$ 200 - $ 400
$ 170 - $ 340
Life is a Bowl of Cherri...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 3,700
$ 3,145
Life is a Bowl of Cherri...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 3,650
$ 3,102.50
Maraschino Cherries
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 125 - $ 600
$ 106.25 - $ 510
Tilted Cherries
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 125 - $ 600
$ 106.25 - $ 510
Bent Stem Cherries
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 125 - $ 600
$ 106.25 - $ 510
Bright Super Mini Pumpki...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 490
$ 416.50
Glow Super Mini Pumpkins
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 490
$ 416.50
Fall Super Mini Pumpkins
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 490
$ 416.50
Cool Super Mini Pumpkins
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 490
$ 416.50
Autumn Super Mini Pumpki...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 490
$ 416.50
Easter Super Mini Pumpki...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 490
$ 416.50
Harvest Super Mini Pumpk...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 490
$ 416.50
Punnit of Large Cherries
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 8,190
$ 6,961.50
Punnit of Medium Cherrie...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 4,980
$ 4,233
Punnit of Small Cherries
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 3,980
$ 3,383
Red Cherries with Curved...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 125 - $ 600
$ 106.25 - $ 510
Green-Stemmed Cherries
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 125 - $ 600
$ 106.25 - $ 510
Red Footed Spiral Lip Wr...
Art Glass Vase
by Donald Carlson
$ 330
$ 280.50
Blue Lustre Cherry Bloss...
Art Glass Vase
by Donald Carlson
$ 290
$ 246.50
Gold Lustre Cherry Bloss...
Art Glass Vase
by Donald Carlson
$ 290
$ 246.50
Red Footed Table Lamp
Art Glass Table Lamp
by Donald Carlson
$ 730
$ 620.50
Red Bowl with Black Foot
Art Glass Bowl
by Donald Carlson
$ 425
$ 361.25
Rainier Cherries
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 125 - $ 1,925
$ 106.25 - $ 1,636.25
Red Cherries
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 125 - $ 1,925
$ 106.25 - $ 1,636.25
Black Fluted Bowl of Che...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 1,160 - $ 1,620
$ 986 - $ 1,377
Black Fluted Bowl of Rai...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Donald Carlson
$ 1,160 - $ 1,620
$ 986 - $ 1,377