Signed,Unknown Year, Cut, ground, and polished optical crystal. 10.5h x 5w x 2d
· Ries attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1978. During his time in Madison Ries was research assistant to the Founder of the American Studio Glass Movement, Harvey Littelon.
· In addition, Ries also founded the glass department at The Ohio State University and was the first instructor as an undergraduate student.
· Ries experimented with many glass types produced by Schott during his time in Ohio. In 1986, Ries has earned the respect of Schott’s president, Dr. Franz Herkt, and was offered studio space at Schott’s Pennsylvania factory.
· Christopher Ries has since produced the largest whole, unassembled pieces of crystal sculpture amongst the glass industry.
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