This amphora shaped perfume in cobalt blue with applied forget me nots is not made in the conventional way of blowing it uses the ancient technique of core work which is made by applying molten glass to a rod with mud or clay wrapped around the end. The glass is drizzled on like honey, then rolled on a marble slab or stainless steel bench to smooth and fuse the glass together. It is heated and rolled several times then let to cool before sliding off the rod.finally using a metal tool the mud or clay is picked out hopefully not breaking the piece. Bernard Stonor is one of a handful of artists world wide to make such pieces.
Three perfume bottles from Bernard Stonor of Kangaroo Island are a delight to see and they look great with the sun coming through them placed on a window sill with a collection of art glass creating some beautiful colours in the room.
A beautiful red ocher coloured perfume bottle with millefiori showing a spiderweb and with gold leaf added it has a rich luxurious look. Crafted by Bernard Stonor who makes his own glass canes for the floral discs used .
What a wonderful piece of glass and workmanship this garden vase with flowers and vines then sandblasted to give it a softer appearance looks very ethereal. Bernard Stonor has a command of glass that few people ever achieve but many strive for.
Created by Bernard Stonor of Kangaroo Island this endearing little orange frog bead is every bit a work of art even though it only measures two centimeters in length and height. A charming frog bead that I think deserves its place in Australian Glass With Class as people tend to overlook the smaller items.