Mark Clarson and Jamie Randall have collaborated to produce a series of hand engraved glass decanters based on extinct birds. Rooted in taxidermy, ethnography, and anthropology; these pieces share a direct symbolic connection with those of the natural history lexicon. Influenced by the stylistic techniques employed by fine Victorian glassmakers, these decanters reference the very era in which many of these birds entered into extinction. These vessels will debut in Vetri’s April 2018 exhibition In Danger: Fragile Ecosystems.
Mark Clarson received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA form the University of Chicago. He lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Jamie Randall received her BFA from Appalachian Center for Craft with a concentration in glass engraving.