This is a vase from my new " Impressionist " series. It is approximately 11 1/4 inches tall. These vases are pretty heavy, and with the wide bottoms are quite stable in use with flower arrangements. They are made in four to five layers, each layer but the last is decorated with many applications of color in powder, granular ( frit ) form and with bits of hot glass thread applied in various manner. Each vase has typically 12 to 20 colors applied in as many as 60 to 70 steps during the blowing process. Making these is not for the faint of heart.
I 've been blowing glass for over thirty years and this series is the most complex vase series I've designed and made to date. It's also my favorite.
These pieces are ground flat on the bottom and signed and dated