Accent Art Glass Presents: About the Artist



Mayauel Ward was born in Manhattan Beach, California. He attended El Camino College where he learned glassblowing from Stuart Abelman, later to be his boss and brother in law. After college, Mayauel worked for Correia Art Glass and in 1979, he went to work for Abelman Art Glass where he is still employed.

In 1988, Mayauel started his own business, making lampwork paperweights in his home. Today, his paperweights are collected in the United States as well as Hong Kong, England, and Germany. Recently, Mayauel has added floral vases, floral perfume bottles, and torchwork paperweights to his line. Mayauel Ward's work is known for its detail and is in great demand.