This is a lovely and delicate small sherry glass or goblet in shades of blue with rippling lines plus some amazing splashes of orange. Created by Gerry Reilly of Melting Pot Glass Studio at Margaret River in Western Australia this piece shows the multi talents of the artist. I am always surprised at the diversity of Gerry’s work.
This very unusual goblet does not have the traditional wine glass base but rather a triangular foot that has been pulled down on the points so that it rests on these. The pattern on the glass is that of green flecks and a subtle network that looks almost like oil spots on water. Crafted by the late Le Grand it is certainly one of his more unique pieces.
This wine glass is made by Bernard Stonor. The main body is a dark purple or port wine colour and a cream rim with some random darker threads mounted on a wine glass base with a short barley twist stem. The base has the addition of seven small impressed seals containing a ringtail possum. These seals are added to the glass in the molten state using a miniature branding iron device. Then the entire piece is iridised giving the rim a gold appearance.
This goblet was created by Julio Santos and hand painted by Peter Lupinski using china paints and fired to set the colour onto the glass. Blown with a profusion of bubbles then was sand blasted to give a soft matt finish next it was painted. Finally fired to low temperature to set the paint to retain the matt finish. Had the glass been taken to a higher temperature it would have been fire polished giving a gloss finish.
A wine goblet crafted by Scott Spencer with an amber body that has been given an iridescent coating with metal oxides resulting in a luster and beauty that is hard to describe. In all a wonderful looking functional object.