Ellen Abbott and Marc Leva, who first partnered in 1976, are two of the most talented pate de verre artists working today.
According to their website, "[t]hey became interested in cast glass in the early 1980s and utilized custom cast crystal forms in some of their commission work. This interest in cast glass eventually provided another outlet for creative expression for this art team. In 1994, they started exploring and developing the pate de verre method of cast glass, in particular the bowl form. Pate de verre, the technique of pressing or melting crushed glass into a mold, was developed in ancient Egypt and revived in the early 20th century France. Ellen and Marc currently produce several series of numbered footed bowls and one of a kind sculptural vessels and paperweights in this technique."