blue strata vase, etched hand blown glass

Thomas Spake is a glass blower living in Chatanooga, Tennessee, USA. This is an example of something he has made in the past. Click on the button below to visit his website and see what is current.

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Description

This blown glass vase was blown by layering sky, lapis and midnight blue colored glass frits and powders to create the intricate pattern. The pattern is created before the creation by laying out the chips and powders in a specific format on a steel plate, once the glass is on the blow pipe the pattern is rolled up onto the piece, melting into the surface of the glass. The central band is formed by stretching a molten green and turquoise glass wrap around the piece. After the piece is cooled down the piece is sandblasted to give the distinct matte finish. The interior of the piece is an white and clear glass to accentuate the exterior color and give the piece a subtle interior illumination. The lip is finished with a green glass accent. The approximate dimensions of this piece is 7″ high x 7″ wide x 3″ deep.

NOTE: The vase in the photograph is a sample, each piece is made to order, so each one is unique and colors and patterns will vary slightly.

This vase is from the Strata Series, this body of work was inspired by my interest in geology and layers of sedimentary rock, and the idea that our history is locked up in each layer revealed by the passing of time and the gentle push of wind and water.

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
-Rachel Carson

 


Thomas Spake, Glass Blower, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA Thomas Spake, Glass Blower, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA/caption]

Thomas Spake Studios strives to create hand blown glass that is unique and contemporary. Texture, color, pattern, light, and motion are all key design elements that run freely through all of the Work produced, these ideas are at the core of creative process. The earth, air, and sea are the inspiration behind the Work, from the sandy ocean floor, to the arid deserts of the American southwest, from the peaks of the Rockies to the distant horizon. I am a curious observer, a witness to what takes place around me, so explore through my eyes.

I sell both through my website and my shop on Etsy and they may have different selections, so do check both:

 

Website: thomasspake.fineartstudioonline.com

Etsy:  www.etsy.com/shop/ThomasSpakeStudios

What is shown here on Artizan Made is something I have made in the past but might no longer be available. Contact me through my website if you have questions.


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Thomas Spake Studios

Thomas Spake Studios strives to create hand blown glass that is unique and contemporary. Texture, color, pattern, light, and motion are all key design elements that run freely through all of the Work produced, these ideas are at the core of creative process. The earth, air, and sea are the inspiration behind the Work, from the sandy ocean floor, to the arid deserts of the American southwest, from the peaks of the Rockies to the distant horizon. I am a curious observer, a witness to what takes place around me, so explore through my eyes. I sell both through my website and my shop on Etsy and they may have different selections, so do check both: Website: thomasspake.fineartstudioonline.com Etsy:  www.etsy.com/shop/ThomasSpakeStudios What is shown here on Artizan Made is something I have made in the past but might no longer be available. Contact me through my website if you have questions.

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