The following from our Glass Blog friend Tony Patti
Note: Many collectors are purchasing artist drawings.
Glass Artists and the Importance of Notebooks
People I respect like Ed Schmid and Karl Carter have steadfastly stated that an important step in becoming a better glass artist is keeping a detailed notebook.
My friends at Turning Point Gallery www.turningpointgallery2.com in Media, PA
today provided me with these examples of notebook pages of the North Carolina Glass Artist John Nygren www.johnnygren.com/gallery.html
I was awestruck by both his work and his detailed notebooks with color sketches.
You may not be able to tell in the reduced-size photos below, but every glass piece, now numbering in the thousands, is sequentially detailed in his notebooks.