I have been captivated by glasswork since I was a child. When I was ten years-old my family visisted the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York while there I was fascinated by the process of blowing glass. That trip inspired a lifelong passion in glass art and the process of glassblowing. It wasn’t until many years later, with my wife’s encouragement (and her birthday present of glassblowing lessons), that I began to learn the process of developing and creating glass on my own.
Now, after a significant amount of education, practice, and persistence, I am developing my own line of custom glasswork. These pieces will all share similar themes, with wavy structure and hues from the ocean. This line has been designed with the intention that it inspires thoughts of nature, tranquility, and relaxation by replicating those themes which can be encountered in the ocean.
Because glassblowing is such a unique method of artistic expression it’s not something that you can do with tools or materials that you would find at your typical hardware store. This process requires very specific equipment and specialized tools. There are only a handful of companies that make the types of tools and materials that glassblowers utilize and because the demand is small the prices can sometimes be very significant.
What I hope to do, should this campaign prove successful, is to purchase the tools and necessary materials in order to begin to production of my ocean-inspired line of glasswork.
I have listed below the styles of the various rewards for supporting my campaign, the images below are of the prototypes that I developed for this line of work:
Regardless of whether or not you choose to back my campaign I appreciate you taking the time to look at what I have posted.
There is usually some small variation in size so if you are looking for a matched set of something please indicate that from the outset. The paperweights and buisness card holders are approximately the size of a baseball, so around three inches The flowers have stems around 10 - 12 inches in length and heads approximately 4-5 inches in diameter. The cylindrical vases are between 10 -12 inches tall and have a diameter around 4 inches. The wavy vase is the same height but due to the nature of the opening the upper diameter is around 8 inches. The bowls are between 16-20 inches in diameter at the top and around 6-7 inches deep. These bowls are fairly heavy and weigh around 8-9 lbs.
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