This particular egg was named by Geoffrey as opal which seems appropriate when you see the light passing through it however this one suffered from a minor accident leaving a small chip to the surface so a pewter frog was attached to cover the blemish. I personally think that in this case it works well and does not detract from the final look.
Yet another piece of glass by one of our more versatile artists this oil burner is in heavy glass with a stylised flower motif formed with the inclusion of small pieces of coloured glass in a controlled pattern giving the appearance that the flowers are floating in water.
This charming little jug has a rustic appearance, made of clear glass with blotches of white and a very pretty blue streaking to the main body fading to clear with a clear handle.This piece is signed by Stephen and has a dedication to his mother on the bottom making this very personal and touching piece.
A spectacular large conical vase in a soft mint green mounted on a clear glass foot and a thin orange rim created by well know artist Richard Morrell this piece has a wide opening making it perfectly suited for large bunches of flowers such as chrysanthemums.
This small bowl by Art Gecko Glass is created by slumping a piece of thick clear glass with the addition of some pink and white giving the bowl the appearance of strawberry and cream floating on ice. Slumping is formed by placing sheet of glass onto a mould and placed in a kiln then fired at a temperature high enough to melt the glass sufficiently to slump but not pool in the bottom and then cooled down.
This stunningly beautiful perfume bottle with it’s clear red body and a violet collar is yet another fine example of the work done by renown glass artist Setsuko Ogishi.A feature of this piece is the ring of clear glass trapping a myriad of bubbles that sparkle like jewels in the sunlight plus the crowning glory is a crystal clear tear drop shaped stopper.
Three large sentinels in clear glass that have been frosted stand silent witness to the artistry of Tegan Empson who created a series of these figures in varying sizes of which these are amongst the largest. Some of the pieces created by Tegan were coloured however these are among the more ethereal seeming to almost glow from within.
A cone shaped paperweight by Yataka Mizuno with a similar alien jelly fish design in a stunning blue. Better known for his partnership with his wife Setsuko Ogishi who is the principal glass artist and Yataka assisting her in the studio however there is the occasion when he is able to create the odd piece of glass. His work is exceedingly rare plus he signed this piece for me with his own name and not the studio’s jokingly saying that this piece will be worth a fortune in the future.
The design within this unusual cone shaped paperweight looks like some alien jelly fish with it’s tendrils seemingly floating in space. It was created by Yataka Mizuno who is the husband of the well known Setsuko Ogishi and indeed the studio also bears his name.
What a stunning paper weight crafted by the well known artist from Hot Stuff Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery Sean O’Donoghue. This piece is of a black lizard lazing on a red rock created by flashing a black glass over the red and then masking up the lizard on the piece and then sand blasting the glass to remove the black to the red underneath. Next the masking is removed to reveal the lizard shape and a further detail is added by hand etching using varying diamond tips giving the complete picture.