Here you can find profiles of our Signature Crystal Artists along with their Signature Creations.
Our Crystal artists, sculptors and designers combine their vision and craftsmanship to create inspiring Crystal Art. Whether by gift or private commission, they have designed one-of-a-kind sculptures that reside in private and museum collections all over the world. Click on an artist below to view there full profile and make sure to come back often to see the latest work and artists that will be added to our resume.
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 theWallingford-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.
Steven V. Correia began his career in 1972 while receiving his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Hawaii. Drawn to sculpture and design in high school, his tastes as an artist refined toward glass art as he experienced the fluidity of the medium and the excitement and spontaneity of creating with it.
UCLA offered Correia a scholarship as a teaching assistant while completing his masters degree in art. Although he later received a second masters degree in fine art from the University of Hawaii, it was at UCLA that he conceived the vision for his first company, Correia Art Glass. Three decades later, Correia Art Glass is the largest studio in the country that still employs a glass making process called freehand blowing. Over thirty skilled artisans transform Correia designs into the finest contemporary art glass in the world.
The artist founded Correia Crystal in 1987. In this studio Correia and his staff are dedicated to creating classically beautiful objects of original design from the highest quality optical crystal available.
Parallel to his work in glass is his continuing evolvement into large-scale environmental kinetic light sculpture as well as his audio and visual performance art. They combine laser light, movement, and illusion. Correia’s Laser Light Sculptures, “Eastern Lights” and “Southern Lights” illuminated the sourthern California sky for twelve years.
Katherine De Sousa
Katherine De Sousa designed for Steuben from 1969 until 1972. Born in Fort Wayne Indiana, she is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Ceramics) and Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA Ceramics. Educated primarily as a ceramist, she worked for Professor Walter Gropius and Mr. Louis McMillen of The Architect’s Collaborative in Cambridge, MA, on designs for Rosenthal China. Her design for the TAC I tea set for Rosenthal won the Gold Medal of the Senate in 1970 at the International Exhibit in Faenza Italy.
Based in Connecticut, Katherine has been working as an independent designer since 1978.
Katherine’s crystal designs have been produced by major crystal houses of the world, including Steuben Glass, Baccarat Crystal, Val St. Lambert Crystal, and Hoya Crystal.
She has designed tableware and giftware in a range of materials for many top USA and International companies including: Rosenthal, Lenox, Mikasa, Reed & Barton, Yamazaki, Wilton Armetale and Sasaki.
She has also designed houswewares for Corning and Revere, bedding ensembles for Martex and stationery for Crane & Co.
“I really appreciate the opportunity to work with Crystal Signatures developing my ideas for crystal jewelry.”