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Michael. Cohn and Molly Stone are internationally recognized glass artists. They work both individually and collaboratively. Michael Cohn earned his B.A. in Fine Art/Glass from the University of California, Berkeley. He receive two National Endowments for the Arts fellowships and often lectures at major universities and art schools. His work has been shown in numerous group and one-man exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and South America. He has work in major permanent collections including the Oakland Museum, CA; Corning Museum of Glass, NY; Toledo Museum of Art, OH; Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany; Atlanta¡¯s High Museum of Art; City of San Francisco Collection; the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; and the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo. Molly also received her B.A. in Fine Art/Glass from the University of California, Berkeley. Like Michael she received a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship. She has studied glassblowing at the internationally renowned Pilchuck Glass School and the California College of Arts and Crafts. She was awarded a scholarship to study at Orrefors Glaskolan, the leading producer of fine crystal in Sweden. Molly¡¯s work has been shown in major galleries and museums throughout the United States and world including the California Craft Museum, San Francisco; American Craft Museum, NY; Tucson Museum of Art, AZ; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; Tampa Museum, FL; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; and First Contemporary Glass Museum, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain. Her work is also included in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, NY. Molly was honored for her work to be selected for the New Glass Review. She also created an ornament for the White House Christmas Tree. Michael Cohn and Molly Stone¡¯s work has been recognized for it¡¯s exquisite skill and elegant beauty since 1972. In their series Shell Paperweights, they utilize both soft and irridized crystal to create naturalistic three dimensional open shell forms. The pieces begin with colored shells with a solid crystal core. Colored glass frits and powders are applied and then the final shaping, cutting, and polishing to reveal the open shell. In their series, Reflecting Bowl, the bowls radiate incandescent light from within. The top surface of the pieces are cut and polished to achieve a glowing effect. The interior of the works are gilded with metallic leaf and lacquered according to ancient traditions.