The colour of this piece is a wonderful soft peach that fades to almost a cream at the base with a violet rim and a design that is made of fine ribbon canes in a zig zag pattern evoking an image of a sandy desert at sunset with snake markings left behind in the sand. Created by Bernard Stonor of Kangaroo Island this piece is pure style.
These two perfume bottles by Bernard Stonor of Kangaroo Island South Australia features forget me not flowers in blue and mauve.The exterior is frosted with a facet cut on two sides and polished to reveal the beautiful flowers made of small millefiori suspended within. A dark plum coloured thread is trailed around the top to finish off the piece.
A smaller version of the “Garden Vase by Bernard Stonor” of Kangaroo Island is a pretty piece and looks as though fairies could live within. Made of clear glass with millefiori flowers and fine stringers to create the garden effect then frosted to further enhance the ethereal appearance.
This cream bowl with its pink and yellow barley twist cane rim is a perfect compliment to another of his works the “Orange Bowl” as one is bright and vibrant and the other is subdued with muted colours. Both of these bowls show great technique with the addition of the cane to the rims which is hard to achieve; however Bernie does it beautifully. Note the evenness of the rims and the perfect shape of the bowls.
This orange almost tangerine coloured bowl has a rim of blue and white barley twist cane which looks very striking. Created by Bernard Stonor it shows the versatility of this artist. You may notice that I feature several of Bernie’s work, the reason for this is that I love his sense of colour and style with highly refined techniques.
These perfume bottles in frosted glass look wonderful at the bottom of the garden as the fairy mushroom stoppers seem to glow magically on top of a bed of flowers. Yet another wonderful design by the very talented glass artist Bernard Stonor on Kangaroo Island.
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 exquisite glass pen is not only decorative but practical as can be seen by my heavy handed effort in the included photograph . The shaft has a lovely pink barley twist through the centre of a clear glass ending in a cream and black detail before the amber glass nib. Crafted by Bernard Stonor of Kangaroo Island South Australia.
This is an exquisite dish with different millefiori patterns made by Bernard Stonor showing the diversity of colours and designs that can be created.
Another Bernard Stonor piece is this larger blue floral vase with its sumptuous appearance it has a beauty that can only be made by a master glass blower and seems to glow from within.