Texture + color + glass. It's a combination I can't resist. Feel the same way? Don't worry, it's okay to touch.
For this piece, I gathered clear glass from the 2000 degree furnace and created a bubble. Then I melted and shaped a bar of transparent blue glass which I used to cover the initial clear bubble. Then I gathered clear twice more and blew it into shape. Before transferring the piece to a punty for final shaping, I added a thin wrap of green in sweeping arches. A wrap of green was also added to the opening of the vase in the final stages.
Measures approximately: 7.75 inches tall, just under 5 inches at widest, 3.75 inches deep and 2.5 inches across the opening. You can feel the wrap on the outside--adding extra texture and character.
This piece is part of a series I'm exploring with glass "threads." When I'm not in the glass studio, you might just find me crocheting--on the metro, at a craft show or on a quiet night. A pile of yarn was on the table next to some of my glass--and the two looked quite nice together. So I set out to combine the two by recreating my own threads in glass.
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