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Inspired by images of galaxies, I have made a pocket sized whirlpool galaxy of glittering stars and gases, in the middle of a solid glass marble!

Inside the top of the marble I've created a whirlpool halo of 'stars,' using two dense intermeshed helixes of dichroic glass to produce the effect of a whirlpool of stars. The dichroic glass will seem to change colour depending on the angle of light, and ranges from white to green, blue and copper. There is a really deep layer of these, with a tiny opening at the centre to stare through to the nebula bellow!

The marble has been made entirely by hand, using borosilicate glass ('Pyrex' is the well known trade name of this type of glass), using both laboratory grade clear glass which has excellent clarity, and high quality art glass. Due to the optics of this marble the top acts as a lens magnify the details within as well as making it look deeper than it really is! Down inside the marble I've formed a 'nebula' of swirled ribbons of yellows, greens, reds and dark blues. However the front of the marble is so dense you'll really have to stare into it to see them!

The back of the marble is opaque black with a splash of silver glass on the back which has a slight 'petrol on water' effect, and is light tan in colour. There are small dents in the centre where it was removed from the glass rod it was made on. This has been smooth out so there are no sharp edges.

The glass has been fully annealed in a microprocessor controlled kiln, and comes with a stand as well as a certificate, that I have individually signed, stating that it is a handmade one-off item, made by me. The marble is around 33.5mm (about 1.32 inches).

Every marble I make is always slightly different, so are always a true one of a kind piece of artisan flamework made entirely by hand by lampwork in my studio in the heart of the English countryside, and is ideal either for an avid marble collector, sci-fi fan, or just for keeping in your pocket to stare into and dream of other worlds!

Double Dense Spiral Galaxy- Handmade Collectable Space Marble SRA


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: borosilicate glass, dichroic glass
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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