Inspiration for this glass collection derives from the concept of 'hidden beauty' and metamorphosis.
As a subject or theme I explored cocoons as my main focus, their bulbous changing organic forms and sections lend themselves to the blown glass process, where air entrapment forms sections according to the Read More...
This piece has been blown to shape and then using punty irons pulled into the spikes representing the metamorphosis of a butterfly leaving its cocoon. The Latin name cupido is the name of a large blue butterfly.
The concept behind these pieces were that the 'Beauty' within the caterpillar is hidden and then when cut they metamorpsis' and show there true beauty beneath.
The pieces prior to this were done in opaque colours trying to capture the beauty inside the pieces, however evolved into using transparent colours, therefore letting the light through the glass and giving it many qualities. I think the contrast betwee
Colour trails are used on this piece instead of cane work and then it has been cased in an all over pastel blue, so the the bright colours lie within the piece and the eye is drawn into the cocoon. Then outside of the cocoon shaped piece has been sandb
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