(Fifth knop inscription beginning at tip of snake tongue): An extremely important influence on the American scene: /was the monumental sculpture of (in circle) MONTREAL/EXPO 1966 (sic: Montreal Expo was 1967)/Jaroslava Brychtová and/Stanislav Libenský Conferences and Organizations like G.A.S.,G.A.A.C., B.A.G., NCECA, Frauenau, Nový Bor & many others/were very important to the development of the glass movement - and to all craft areas too./The inner action and influences and dynamics broaden the scope and breadth of the glass work./When we see how other artist work it helps everyone grow & expand./Notice: MARVIN LIPOFSKY IS THE AMBASSADOR of GLASS/decreed 1978 F.D. pres. G.A.S. Stem back half: THE IMPORTANT/EARLY INFLUENCES/ON MY ART CAREER/ Dale A. & Ruthana Dreisbach/my parents encouraged my/artistic trials and even sent me/to the Akron Art Institute/for "oil painting classes" Their/support made it possible/for me to study art/instead of continuing a dull/mathematics job in Elyria H.S./DAD gave me the help I needed./Aunt Eleanor Dreisbach was/and is like a second mom AND/Her naivite (sic) and discipline were strong/inspirations. Mom Dad & Aunt E were great/role model teachers: also Profs. Shaw/and Johnson at Hiram College '62/My artists influences: Picasso, Van Gogh/Rodin, Monet, Oldenberg (sic), Pollack/Don Reitz, Gary Lee Noffke, Rob Adamson/have all been big inspiration to me. Base front half: The glass community/is spread all over/The world now!/Conferences and exhibitions in the U.S.A., Europe and beyond and in Japan too. (Script is interspersed among depictions of works by: Marvin Lipofsky, Robert "Bob" Naess, Dan Dailey, Dale Chihuly, Colin Reid, Richard Marquis, Erwin Eisch, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Claus Moje, Bertil Vallien, Henry Halem) There is so much to record/in 30 years/that I need a much/bigger goblet and smaller diamonds. And the school programs are/too numerous to list, but here goes: / Pilchuck, Haystack, Vail (with diagonal slash), Penland, RISD/RIT-SAC, Illinois: So & Normal & U of IL/Kent State, CIA, Bowling Green, OSU,/Alfred, Newcomb, Mass Art, CCAC/San Francisco State, Chico, San Jose, Cal. Poly, Bakersfield/Palomar College San Bernardino UCSD/UGA Americas, Kansas (with diagonal slash), Washington Univ. Tyler Detroit Center for Crafts/U of Wisc-Madison & River Falls Virginia Commonwealth U. Appalachian Center for Crafts/Pratt Fine Art Center, Studio Access to Glass, Glass Axis, NY Experimental, Wheaton Base back half: THIS POKAL WAS BLOWN IN/LARK DALTON'S STUDIO ON/Lopez Island Washington and/engraved at Pilchuck,RIT-SAC & Maya's. (Inscribed drawing of Pilchuck Glass School blowing pad and other buildings amid pine trees) DALE CHIHULY/ANNE HAUBERG/JOHN HAUBERG/1971 (Rim of base has been cut, ground, and polished, in scallop pattern with interspersed with sections of single, triple, five-notches; base is ground flat, wide ground and polished concave are, pontil inscribed "7" within pontil); signed with inscribed silhouette self-portrait near base of bowl of back quadrant.