Signature Artist - Peter Wayne Yenawine
President & Chief Designer
Crystal Signatures represents the ultimate collaboration of the age-old art-form of glass making with state of the art technology. Through the visions of founder Peter Wayne Yenawine, Crystal Signatures has emerged as a giant in the corporate gift industry.
Known for his sculptures in crystal and other media such as gold, silver and stainless steel, Peter Wayne Yenawine is one of America’s most talented designers. In the natural elements of the earth he discovers and then cultivates exquisite native possibilities until a form emerges that is as essential, as pure, and as recognizably a Yenawine, as those of Tiffany and Faberge before him.
For seven years, Peter was a Master Designer at Steuben Glass, and since that time has had designs created by most of the major international crystal and art glass houses: Baccarat, Daum, Orrefors, Rosenthal, Nachtmann, Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Val St. Lambert, Lenox, Steuben and Swarovski.
While Director of Designs for the Franklin Mint, Mr. Yenawine worked intimately with Philippe and Jacques Cousteau on a commission for the Cousteau Society to create a remarkable four-part crystal sculpture mirroring the water planet of Jacques Cousteau.
Peter Yenawine has been commissioned by four White House administrations to create numerous gifts of state and has designed numerous international sporting trophies.
Private commissions are a particular favorite of Mr. Yenawine. One-of-a- kind sculptures present a wonderful opportunity to create something truly personal for the recipient.
Mr. Yenawine is on the Board of Visitors of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Syracuse University in New York. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Art Center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, as well as the Arts Council of the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.
Mr. Yenawine has been bestowed with many awards including the George Arents Pioneer Medal by Syracuse University for excellence in the field of design and the Collector Editions Award of Excellence.
Whether by gift or private commission, Yenawine's designs and one-of-a-kind sculptures reside in private as well as museum collections throughout the world.