large southwold reimagined vase

£145.00

glass vase 15.5 cm wide x  16  cm tall. in the interest of the economy and the environment I never throw out even the smallest scrap of glass be that offcuts, a mistake or a disaster. This vase is made from such glass. it is very much a one off. I cannot reproduce it.  nor do I want to, it would never have the depth that this one has. It changes appearance in different light sources giving you a shelf-full of effects to enjoy.  whilst perfect for a bunch of your favourite flowers it is a delight on its own so you can have it permanently on display and not locked away in your vase cupboard.

 

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All vases are supplied with a sample of museum gel which will secure the vase to your shelf.  For details about museum gel click here. 

I make the vases  using ceramic doughnuts. a flat glass blank is made with the design. After the first firing the blank is then suspended over a doughnut of bisque clay and the kiln works it’s magic. the three photographs below shows you a  (very quickly taken) shot of a vase dropping. this all happens at over 700 degrees and takes nearly three hours to achieve. and that’s after 5 hours to get to temperature and another 16 hours to cool down! 

these vases take  time to make. one fault in the glass and it won’t drop smoothly to form the vase.

opening the kiln after the drop is an exciting moment as you see how the pattern has reformed itself after dropping through the hole in the bisque doughnut.

 

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