This is one of the Rare pieces sculpted by Pascal in a Pink Glass made specially for her in Europe. It is signed by her. It has 2 fingers broken which happened while she was working on it and given to me by Pascal in this condition. I have wonderful stories that go with this piece & I've always considered it more special. I will be adding pictures and more information and answer any questions.
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She was only able to use her technique on heavy 100 year old glass found in a 19th slag glass factory. It is because the glass had endured 100+ years of extreme heat and cold that it became tempered and strong enough to withstand Pascal's technique. She lived in California and befriended the hollywood crowd. In fact her sculptures reside in the collections of The Reagans and Nixons. One of her sculptures was presented as a gift of the US to Prince Charles and Diana at their wedding. Another interesting note is the the United Nations commissioned a large sculpture for it's entrance, but the artist could not find a large enough piece of slag glass and contacted corning to try and make her one. Unfortunately they could not replicate what age had done to the slag glass and the project was abandoned. Her Biography from askart: Suzanne Pascal was born in Miles City, Montana in 1914. Deaf until age eighteen, she was never able to attend school. Her mother, whom she credits with encouraging her in everything she did, communicated with her through drawings. As a young girl Suzanne Pascal studied sculpture in Italy and painting in Paris. She returned to California to live and work. She is known for her sculpturing of glass with hammer and chisel. Her work can be found in many private collections and museums around the world. In 1985 she was appointed by President Reagan to a four year term on the Commission of Fine Arts. -----------------------------------