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Pink and White Bowl by Art Gecko Glass

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.

Pink and White Bowl by Art Gecko Glass
Pink and White Bowl by Art Gecko Glass

Red Perfume Bottle by Setsuko Ogishi

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.

Red Perfume Bottle.
Red Perfume Bottle by Setsuko Ogishi.

Blue Cone Paperweight by Yataka Mizuno

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.

Blue Cone Paperweight by Yataka Mizuno.
Blue Cone Paperweight by Yataka Mizuno.

Black Lizard on Red Rock by Sean O’Donoghue

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.

Black Lizard on Red Rock by Sean O'Donoghue
Black Lizard on Red Rock by Sean O’Donoghue