I would like to expand upon the work that I am doing as a glass blower by creating a line of ocean inspired blown glass. Read more
This project was successfully funded on October 18, 2012.
About this project
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.
Pledge $5 or more
A Thank you email for your generosity in donating to my campaign will be generated and you will recieve a quaterly email update of the progress I am making in developing a new line of glass.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
Donations on this level (level 2) will receive a custom made paperweight or buisness card holder. These items are made utilizing multiple colors to provide a unique and wonderful addition to your home or office. Backers should indicate which they would prefer after backing my campaign. Backers on this level will also recieve award #1. International supporters please add 6.00 to cover additional shipping costs.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
Individuals who are able to donate to this campaign on this level (Level 3) will receive a beautiful hand crafted glass flower perfect for remember spring and summer during those cold winter months. The colors chosen for this flower will be representative of the theme of my new line of work. These individiduals will also recieve award #1. International supporters please add 13.00 dollars to cover additional shipping costs.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
4 backers Limited (2 left of 6)
Individuals who are able to donate on this level (Level 4) will receive a signature piece from my new ocean series. These vases will capture the color and feel of the ocean in a vibrant and organic way. These individiduals will also recieve award #1. International supporters please add 18.00 dollars for additional shipping costs.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
0 backers Limited (6 left of 6)
Individuals who are willing to support my campaing on this level (level 6) will recieve a diferent style vase than the one being offered in the other level of support for the same amount. This reward level is for the cylindrical vase style. An example of which can be seen listed in the campaign story section.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
3 backers Limited (3 left of 6)
Individuals who are able to donate on this level (Level 5) will receive a signature piece from my new ocean series. These vases will capture the color and feel of the ocean in a vibrant and organic way. These individiduals will also recieve award #1. International supporters please add 18.00 dollars for additional shipping costs. These pieces will ship by December 10th just in time for Christmas.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)
Individuals who are generous enough to donate on this level (Level 7) will receive a beautiful multi-colored centerpiece bowl with wavy edges. These bowls will be one of my signature pieces; they are fairly large in size. They make fantastic and colorful centerpieces for tables or really anywhere you have room to display them. A typical bowl will measure between 16 and 20 inches in diameter. Individuals who donate on this level will also receive reward number 1 & 2. International supporters please add 22.00 to cover additional shipping costs (these are pretty heavy and rather large.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $275 or more
2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)
Individuals who donate at this level will receive reward number one, one (1) level four (4) reward and and one (1) level six (6) reward as well as the level seven (7) reward. All pieces will be signed and numbered. International supporters please contact me to calculate shipping costs.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)