Mark Haller Freehand Pitcher
Mark Haller is a paperweight artist, represented in our collection by two unusual examples. The first one is multi-colored with facets cut around the top surface. It is from 1990 and approximately 4” in diameter.
The second one incorporates multi-color swirls. It is etched on one side of the heel with the artist’s name: “M. Haller” and on the other: “PW9001.” A “SMITH GLASS” label is on bottom with the same number. I’m not sure who Smith Glass is or what relation they might have with Haller Studio, but it appears that Mark Haller is known for doing demonstrations at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond, Louisiana. I don’t know if he is still making glass, since the last post on his Facebook page is from 2020, but we are pleased to have three of his pieces as part of our collection.
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