Ronald Hansen (signed)
Ronald Hansen of Mackinaw City, Michigan
was born in 1910. He first learned about glassworking from immigrant hobos who
had set up their own lampworking fire in a railyard. After attending college,
he worked as a glass-lamp artist at fairs, department stores, and demonstrations.
By the 1950s his workshop was well established. He made one-of-a-kind fruit,
flower, and snake weight designs. Many of them have medium-to-dark background
color glass. He created the designs by building, without crimps or molds. The
average size of a Hansen weight is 2 1/2 inches.