President & Chief Designer
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Max R. Erlacher
Max was born in 1933 in Innsbruck, Austria. At age 15 he enrolled in the newly opened Glasfachschule in Kramsach, Austria to begin the study of copper wheel glass engraving. After four years of training, he was employed as an apprentice engraver at the prestigious firm, J&L Lobmeyr in Vienna, Austria. After five years he submitted the necessary criteria and was rewarded with the title of Master Engraver.
In April of 1957, he migrated to the United States and joined the Steuben Glass team in Corning, New York. He brought with him his portfolio of masterworks along with a lifetime commitment to his artistic endeavor.
Today his fine art engraved works are displayed at the Corning Museum of Glass, the Lobmeyr Museum, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Cornell University and many other musums and private collections throughout the USA and abroad.